|Document ID (ISN)||55805|
|Convention or series no.
||Castro Carrasco M.E.
||Occupational health - Hazards at work and their prevention
||Salud ocupacional - Riesgos del trabajo y su prevenciˇn [in Spanish]|
||Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Salud Ocupacional (SESO), Casilla 7015, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1989. 230p. + annexes. Illus. 30 ref.
||Textbook on occupational health, covering: general hazards of the workplace; physical hazards (radiations, atmospheric pressure, abnormal temperatures, lighting conditions, noise and vibration); biological hazards (viral, bacterial and fungal infections; insect bites; common occupational diseases); chemical hazards (paths of entry into the organism; toxic mechanisms; dust and pneumoconiosis; carcinogens); psychological hazards (fatigue and stress). In annex: special occupational hazards in hospitals; the future of occupational medicine in Ecuador; silicosis among Ecuadorian gold miners; list of OSH instruments adopted by the ILO, 1919-1986; full text of ILO Conventions 155 and 161 concerning OSH and the working environment, and occupational health services, respectively; full text of OSH Regulations (Resolution 172, see CIS 76-1794) in effect in Ecuador; ILO and ANSI classification schemes for accidents; basic warning signs; international classification scheme for chemical contaminants in the workplace.
||occupational safety and health; training material; developing countries; Ecuador
||ionizing radiation; law; carcinogens; occupational diseases; ILO; noise; vibration; non-ionizing radiation; insects; infectious diseases; mycoses; pneumoconiosis; toxic substances; respirable dust; fatigue; silicosis; training manuals; hospitals; mental stress; chemical hazards; hazard identification; biological hazards; legislation; gold mining; microclimate; classification systems; physical hazards; lighting
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||Ecuador|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
OSH in developing countries