|Document ID (ISN)||48125|
|Convention or series no.
||Health hazards of occupational exposure to welding fumes when working with sheet metal coated with anti-corrosion oil
||Risques pour la santé de l'exposition professionnelle à des fumées de soudage de tôles enduites d'huile anti-corrosion [in French]|
||Université de Paris VI, Faculté de médecine Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France, 1987. 89p. 56 ref.
||Medical thesis. Hazard evaluation: observation of the work-station and of fume formation; sampling of the workplace air, particularly for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are thermal degradation products of anti-corrosion oils. The toxicity of the fumes, and the resulting respiratory health problems and carcinogenicity, are extrapolated from a survey of the literature. Short-term health effects are studied in a group of welders in an automobile manufacturing plant. These effects include obstructive and restrictive respiratory disorders in non-smokers. Preventive measures include the degreasing of parts, the use of oils that have been properly refined and exhaust ventilation. Personal hygiene and medical prevention are discussed.
||oil mist; motor vehicle industry; welding fumes; resistance welding
||literature survey; thesis; aromatic hydrocarbons
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Welding and cutting