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Document ID (ISN)30081
CIS number 78-1682
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lahaye D., Roosels D., Viaene J., Eylenbosch W.J.
Title An epidemic of occupational disease in a metalworking plant
Original title Une épidémie de maladie professionnelle dans une fabrique de pièces d'automobiles. [in French]
Bibliographic information Traduction INRS 38 A-77, Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1977. 23p. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract Translation of: Een epidemie van beroepziekten in een metaalverwerkend bedrijf. Tijdschrift voor sociale geneeskunde, Amstelveen, Pays-Bas, 3 Mar. 1976, Vol.54, No.5, p.142-147. Illus. 6 ref. (CIS 77-488). Article describing an outbreak of occupational disease in a Belgian metalworking plant, affecting 265 workers (33% of the total workforce). The symptoms were skin rash and general feeling of fatigue. The aetiology was difficult to ascertain because of the absence of specific symptoms, and several disease hazards were present in the plant. Approaches to the problem, and the limitations imposed on systematic investigation are set out (basic data; nature of the plant; course of the outbreak; inventory of potentially harmful factors; medical and technical aspects; follow-up; discussion). Socio-economic aspects and adequacy of compensation under the Belgian occupational sickness insurance scheme are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) metalworking industry; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; Belgium; aetiology; social aspects; economic aspects; occupational health survey; translation; skin eruption
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry