|Document ID (ISN)||61678|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0010-5309 - Le concours médical
|Convention or series no.
||Tourte J., Loriot J., Méreau P.
||Contact lenses - Risks and advantages in the workplace
||Les lentilles de contact - Risques et avantages en milieu de travail [in French]|
||1989, Vol.111, No.39, p.3467-3475. Illus. 30 ref.
||Updated survey of the hazards and advantages of contact lenses in the workplace. The wearing of contact lenses is increasing in popularity, and it must be kept in mind that they do not substitute for safety glasses. A psychological study is made of the rumours concerning occupational accidents affecting contact lens wearers, which became widespread after an actual incident in Baltimore in 1967 affecting an arch welder. The results of recent experiments are summarized. Survey of mechanical, chemical, physical and infectious hazards to contact lens wearers in the workplace in the absence of preventive measures. The particular problems of sensitive workplaces (control centres etc.) long work-shifts and respirators are reviewed. Other topics covered: advantages of contact lenses in certain jobs, what to do after an accident, role of the occupational physician, legislation in France, medical supervision.
||visual tasks; contact lenses; face and eye protection; hazard evaluation
||description of equipment; France; electric arc; work time schedules; respirators; chemical hazards; eye injuries; mechanical hazards; legislation; medical supervision; occupational medicine; physical hazards; biological hazards
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Lighting, colour and vision
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Face and eye protection