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Document ID (ISN)23096
CIS number 75-1127
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Oliver T.P., Molyneux M.K.B.
Title Calculation of risks in burning and welding.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1975, Vol.17, No.3-4, p.295-302. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Problems associated with the fumes or gases generated during welding and cutting of metal plates in dockyards. Assessing the hazards of such fume is difficult since its composition depends upon the welding rods, the metal substrate, surface coatings, and the combination of atmospheric constituents due to the heat. Estimating the hazards is further complicated by differences in the work site, which outside the workshop may vary from a windswept ship deck to a small confined space. Air sampling, biological monitoring of blood and urine, and epidemiological studies are discussed as methods of evaluating exposure. The need for a more precise definition of parameters of risk and ventilation standards is emphasised.
Descriptors (primary) shipyards; welding fumes; welding and cutting; health hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) shipbreaking; exposure evaluation; urine monitoring; blood monitoring; air sampling
Document type -
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Shipwrecking
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Welding and cutting