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Document ID (ISN)55805
CIS number 91-411
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Castro Carrasco M.E.
Title Occupational health - Hazards at work and their prevention
Original title Salud ocupacional - Riesgos del trabajo y su prevenciˇn [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Salud Ocupacional (SESO), Casilla 7015, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1989. 230p. + annexes. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; training material; developing countries; Ecuador
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceEcuador
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
OSH in developing countries
OSH training