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Document ID (ISN)27763
CIS number 77-1451
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nabieva G.V.
Title Occupational disease in oil rig workers
Original title Professional'naja patologija rabočih, zanjatyh bureniem neftjanyh skvažin [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1976, No.8, p.22-24.
Abstract Results of medical examinations in 622 oil rig workers, of whom 133 were suffering from diseases of the upper limb (autonomic polyneuritis, periarthritis of the shoulder and shoulder-blade, humeral epicondylitis, osteochondrosis of the cervical spine). The frequency and severity of these conditions was directly proportional to length of service and exposure to adverse working conditions (inclement weather, arduous physical work with wrenches, exposure to vibration from winch brake handle). Measures recommended: weather protection of derricks, mechanisation of jobs requiring heavy muscular effort.
Descriptors (primary) heavy work; musculoskeletal diseases; drilling rigs and derricks; petroleum and natural gas industry; diseases of peripheral nervous system
Descriptors (secondary) osteochondrosis; periarthritis; USSR; vibration; muscular work; upper extremity disorders; drilling and boring (rock, earth); epicondylitis; polyneuritis; neck disorders; survey; work during bad weather
Document type -
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Diseases of the nervous system