ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)31138
CIS number 79-811
ISBN(s) 951-45-1250-2
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Manninen O.
Title Environmental factors and employees' discomfort in three machine industry plants.
Bibliographic information Kansanterveystieteen julkaisuja M 32/37, Tampereen yliopiston kansanterveystieteen laitos, Tampere, Finland, 1977. 47p. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract This document is a summary of 7 reports in the METELI project (CIS 78-2021). The study consisted of dust, noise, lighting, thermal conditions, chemicals contacted, and air pollutants measured in the workplaces of 4750 manual and office workers, and the questionnaire concerned the degree of discomfort. Four discomfort indexes were computed from (1) the first three factors, (2) thermal conditions, (3) discomfort due to contact with chemicals and (4) pollutants in the breathing zone. Many of the conditions measured were enough to produce discomfort. The employees ratings of discomfort complemented and confirmed the objective measurements.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; microclimate; machinery industry
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; report; Finland; noise level; thermal environment; dust; artificial lighting; questionnaire survey; harmful substances
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry