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Document ID (ISN)20755
CIS number 74-624
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Delsaut.
Title Occupational diseases due to use of paints and solvents on large-size equipment (rolling stock, containers, etc.)
Original title Les maladies professionnelles engendrées par l'utilisation des peintures et solvants sur les grands ensembles (wagons, conteneurs, etc.). [in French]
Bibliographic information Regional Sickness Insurance Fund for Northern France (Caisse régionale d'assurance maladie du Nord de la France), 11 boulevard Vauban, 59024 Lille Cedex, France, 17 Oct. 1973. 16p. Illus. Gratis.
Abstract This paper, presented at the Regional Joint Technical Committee for the Metal Trades (Comité technique régional de la métallurgie), is the result of an in-plant survey carried out in several undertakings specialising in the construction of railway rolling stock (goods cars and passenger coaches), the painting of which gives rise to health hazards by inhalation, ingestion or cutaneous absorption of gases containing pigments or solvents. The principal hazard is that of benzene. A description is given of techniques and products used in painting these carriages, etc., and the characteristics of the fans to be used for each type of installation (painting shops, tunnels or gantries). Collective and individual protective measures (dimensions of the installation, ventilation, exhaust ventilation, drying, etc.).
Descriptors (primary) paint thinners; painting; health hazards; railway equipment industry; solvents
Descriptors (secondary) France; acetone; benzene; toluene; pigments; respirators; white spirit; xylene; ventilation; survey; motor fuel
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment