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Document ID (ISN)34077
CIS number 80-1297
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Solomon K.A., Abraham S.C.
Title The index of harm: A useful measure for comparing occupational risk across industries.
Bibliographic information Mar. 1980, Vol.38, No.3, p.375-391. 19 ref.
Abstract Six occupational hazards - non-radiological (death, accidental injury, disease) and radiological (somatic, genetic, pregnancy) - are examined. The computation of the index harm, and the simplifying data assumptions made, are explained. Radiological workers exposed to the industry average of 0.35rem/year are among the safest of all industry groups. The riskiest industries appear to be mining; agriculture, fishing and farming; construction; transportation; and manufacturing, in that order.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; ionizing radiation
Descriptors (secondary) embryotoxic effects; manufacturing industries; radiation disease; construction industry; transport industry; comparative study; teratogenic effects; women; agriculture; mathematical models; mining industry; radiation injury
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Ionizing radiation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures