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Document ID (ISN)48191
CIS number 87-903
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Title Bygghälsan Bulletin
Bibliographic information Bygghälsan, Box 94, S-182 11 Danderyd, Sweden, 1987. 47p. Illus.
Abstract Summaries of research projects conducted by the Swedish Construction Industry's Organisation for Working Environment, Safety and Health. Current projects cover: pipelaying, soil stabilising, road construction, lift installation, asphalt, silicosis in concrete workers, respiratory cancer in workers exposed to man-made mineral fibres, mineral wool, assessment of noise injury, standards for the weight of blocks and masonry bricks, changes in muscle load when different gripping forces are applied during exposure to vibration, use of holography in the mesurement of vibration exposure, osteoarthrosis and shoulder pain in relation to exposure to vibrating tools, biological effects of exposure to solvents and paints, cancer in painters, lead exposure and reliability of its laboratory evaluation, strain in different parts of the body caused by postures and loads, alcohol habits of construction workers, the "health profile" of the working environment, planning for a better work environment, accidents, ergonomic equipment, guard rails, musculoskeletal disorders of the neck-shoulder region related to working positions, handling heavy plumbing and heating products, operator seats in vehicles.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; construction industry; construction work; Sweden
Descriptors (secondary) road work; neoplasms; holography; lead; vibration; man-made fibres; alcoholism; heavy work; paints; mineral wool; work posture; lung cancer; mineral fibres; lifts; earthmoving; silicosis; musculoskeletal diseases; osteoarthritis; solvents; pipelaying; concrete work; brick handling; drivers seats; hearing loss; bitumen; railings; measurement of load on muscles; expertise; ongoing research; biological effects; maximum acceptable weight of lift; role of employers' organizations
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Alcohol and drug abuse