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Document ID (ISN)61678
CIS number 94-184
ISSN - Serial title 0010-5309 - Le concours médical
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tourte J., Loriot J., Méreau P.
Title Contact lenses - Risks and advantages in the workplace
Original title Les lentilles de contact - Risques et avantages en milieu de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 1989, Vol.111, No.39, p.3467-3475. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; contact lenses; face and eye protection; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Face and eye protection
Risk evaluation