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Document ID (ISN)111612
CIS number 11-0256
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brasseur G.
Title Electromagnetic fields - When work aptitude is an issue
Original title Champs électromagnétiques - Quand l'aptitude est en question [in French]
Bibliographic information Feb. 2011, No.714, p.12-14. Illus.
Internet access Champs_électromagnétiques.pdf [in French]
Abstract The return to work of an employee with a heart implant raises questions regarding the possible interference between the implant and the electromagnetic fields that are present in the work environment. This article discusses concerted solutions involving the employer, the occupational physician and the concerned worker, aimed at avoiding medical inaptitude and reconciling health and employment.
Descriptors (primary) electromagnetic fields; work aptitude; hazard evaluation; assessment of working capacity; cardiac defibrillation; limitation of exposure; pacemaker wearers
Descriptors (secondary) occupational medicine; change of employment; industrial physicians; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Workers with disabilities
Risk evaluation
Electromagnetic fields