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Document ID (ISN)44470
CIS number 85-1446
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Malefant-Pierre E.
Title Occupational hazards on the bottling lines of breweries
Original title Risques professionnels dans les ateliers d'embouteillage des brasseries [in French]
Bibliographic information UniversitÚ Pierre et Marie Curie, FacultÚ de Broussais H˘tel-Dieu, Paris, France, 1984. 163p. Illus. 54 ref.
Abstract This medical thesis presents an overview of breweries and gives statistics on occupational accidents and diseases from the French National Health Insurance Fund. The process of brewing is described step by step, with a review of working conditions and particular hazards at each work station. Each station on the bottling line is studied in terms of: humidity, broken glass, noise, postural, sensory and mental stress, speed of work, shift and seasonal work, alcoholism. Noise is the greatest problem. A theoretical discussion is followed by the results of noise measurements and audiometric tests of different workplaces. The tasks involving the greatest risk of hearing damage are given in a summary; the workers performing them should be provided with collective and personal protective equipment, and should be given frequent medical examinations. The use of a material other than glass for containers for beer would solve a number of complex problems.
Descriptors (primary) bottles; beverage industry; breweries; bottling
Descriptors (secondary) humidity; France; shift work; alcoholism; seasonal work; statistical aspects; thesis; mental stress; medical supervision; microclimate; work posture
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Beverage industry
Alcohol and drug abuse