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Document ID (ISN)55731
CIS number 91-492
ISSN - Serial title Arbeit und Betrieb
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nienhaus A.
Title Work in a dangerous environment - the road as work environment
Original title Arbeiten in gefńhrlicher Umwelt - die Strasse als Arbeitsumgebung [in German]
Bibliographic information 1989, No.22, p.74-93. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract The fears of road repair workers of being run over by a car are illustrated by quoting accounts of near misses. Other hazards encountered by these workers are exposure to noise levels above 85dB(A) during most of their work and to air pollutants from exhaust gases. A study of 70 workers revealed hearing losses between 23 and 26dB(A) after an average of 15 years of noise exposure. A survey of information on the effects of exhaust gas components on the respiratory tract of workers showed that few specific studies exist.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; lead; respiratory diseases; lung cancer; respiratory impairment; soot; exhaust gases; hearing loss; work on roads
Descriptors (secondary) road work; preventive maintenance; maintenance; dangerous work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances