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Document ID (ISN)35475
CIS number 81-808
ISBN(s) 87-87806-21-5
Year 1980
Convention or series no. SVC Report 80.27
Author(s) Stern R.M.
Title Criteria for assessment of potential hazards to welders' health
Bibliographic information Danish Welding Institute, Park AllÚ 345, 2600 Glostrup, K°benhavn, Denmark, 1980. 28p. 62 ref.
Abstract The inherent difficulties of attempts at quantitative risk assessments due to the complexity of the welding environment are discussed: confounding factors in risk assessment (variation in human susceptibility, identification of unexposed cohorts, identification of exposed cohorts and positive controls, synergism and antisynergism (tobacco smoke, nitrogen oxides, ozone, oxidant gases), asbestos); extrapolation of in vivo and in vitro toxicity studies to humans; dependence of risk prediction on type of model used. In view of the unique nature of the mixture of substances encountered, there is a need for risk assessment techniques and protocols for use in the welding trades. At the present time, it is almost impossible to determine the individual or collective risk in welding.
Descriptors (primary) welding fumes; welding and cutting; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) report; ozone; nitrogen oxides; asbestos; mathematical models; smoking; extrapolation animal man; synergism; oxidizing substances
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Welding and cutting
Risk evaluation