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Document ID (ISN)27678
CIS number 77-1453
ISSN - Serial title 0149-7510 - Job Safety and Health
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stilkind J.
Title The tobacco industry, where hazards meet their match.
Bibliographic information Jan. 1977, Vol.5, No.1, p.9-17. Illus.
Abstract The tobacco industry in the United States and its safety and health programmes, records and problems are described. Since the industry has no great hazards, occupational accident and disease rates are low. Minor accidents, back strain and pulled muscles occur because the turnover in employees is high during seasonal employment. The manufacturing processes are described with attendant hazards and personal protection used. While there are no known health hazards, there is concern about certain ingredients in tobacco dust. The relation of the companies in the industry to the government regulating agencies is also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) tobacco industry
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; noise; tobacco; responsibilities; manual handling; round-up; respirable dust
Document type -
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Tobacco industry