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Document ID (ISN)50042
CIS number 88-1275
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Izmajlova G.D., Derevjanko L.D.
Title Hygienic characteristics of the working conditions in agricultural aviation and state of health of maintenance personnel
Original title Gigieničeskaja harakteristika uslovij truda i funkcional'nogo sostojanija tehnikov sel'skohozjajstvennoj aviacii [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1986, No.9, p.27-30. 4 ref.
Abstract Agricultural aviation maintenance personnel, unlike transport aviation maintenance workers, are exposed to pesticides which produce hepatotoxic effects. They have high incidences of diseases of the respiratory system, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, and of radiculitis during their first 5 years of work, resulting in temporary disability. To improve working conditions, loading of pesticides should take place at loading points provided with special machines to prevent contamination of the workplace air and of workers' skin. All repair work and equipment regulation should be conducted with obligatory use of personal protective equipment. It is necessary to determine total and direct bilirubin and β-lipoproteins, activity of alkaline phosphatase alanine aminotransferase and histidase for timely detection of liver function disorders.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; pesticides; medical supervision; agricultural operations; crop protection; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) skin contamination; hepatotoxic effects; skin protection; pneumotoxic effects; personal protective equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals