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Document ID (ISN)29688
CIS number 78-1423
ISSN - Serial title Ehkäise tapaturmia - Förebygg olycksfall
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lappalainen K., Heikkilä P.
Title Cutting fluids and workplace hygiene problems
Original title Leikuunesteet ja niistä aiheutuvat ongelmat työpaikoilla [in Finnish]
Skärvätskor och arbetshygieniska problem på arbetsplatserna [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 1978, No.2, p.14-21. Ilus. 17 ref.
Abstract Considerations on the use, composition and harmful properties of cutting fluids (oils, emulsions and synthetic fluids) and on occupational hygiene rules and measures to be observed in metalworking and machining shops. Results of a survey carried out in 15 Finnish plants where 23-26% of the exposed workers had skin disorders; bacteriological research on microorganisms which develop in these fluids; and results of measurements of exposure of machine tool operators to oil mist. Recommendations for improved industrial hygiene: enclosure of machines; local exhaust ventilation of oil mist; protective clothing and personal hygiene; elimination of waste oil; superintendence, supply and periodic inspection of cutting fluids. CIS has only the Swedish-language version.
Descriptors (primary) oil mist; metalworking industry; health engineering; cutting fluids
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; protective clothing; local exhaust; machine tools; Finland; microorganisms; air sampling; enclosure; exposure evaluation; survey; preventive maintenance; health hazards; personal hygiene
Document type -
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry