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Document ID (ISN)57271
CIS number 92-100
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arduini L., Borgia P., Perucci C.
Title Evaluation of occupational hazards through notifications by the enterprise - An experience in two Italian regions
Original title La ricognizione dei rischi lavorativi tramite notifica delle imprese - L'esperienza in due regioni [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1988, Vol.79, No.4, p.259-268. 15 ref.
Abstract The need for an occupational hazard surveillance system has recently been emphasised as a means of monitoring exposures to substances with known adverse effects on health. This should be considered a complementary approach to occupational disease surveillance, which lacks in specificity and timeliness. In Italy, the Health Reform Act (Law No.833/78, see CIS 79-900) provides for the implementation of a hazard surveillance system whereby industry is required to provide the health authorities with all necessary information. The Italian Society of Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene proposed a special survey of occupational hazards via reporting from industry as the quickest and most economical method of developing profiles of potentially hazardous industries and providing criteria for setting occupational health priorities within a given geographical area. This method has so far been applied in 2 Italian regions, Lombardy and Lazio. The paper describes the essential steps of the method with special reference to specific criteria developed for evaluating and summarising the data so collected (classification of industries and description of each class, analysis of manufacturing processes, identification of potential health hazards).
Descriptors (primary) notification of dangerous substances; hazard evaluation; Italy
Descriptors (secondary) legislation; occupational health survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation