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Document ID (ISN)66862
CIS number 96-1006
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barlier A., Salsi S.
Title Infrared radiation and cataract - Risk evaluation in the vicinity of an induction furnace
Original title Rayonnement infrarouge et cataractes - Evaluation des risques à proximité d'un four à induction [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1995, No.161, Note No.2003-161-95, p.469-475. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract A study was carried out in a steel recycling plant using an induction furnace to assess infrared exposure levels (a potential source of cataracts), the risks to workers and the efficacy of risk prevention measures. The parameters measured were: spectral irradiance between 200 and 3,000nm, and spectral radiance between 400 and 700nm in the vicinity of the furnace door. The spectral transmittance of both means of protection was measured between 200 and 3,000nm. A risk of cataract was shown to exist for staff working in the immediate and less immediate vicinity of the furnace. The face shield with reflective metal coating proved effective, but goggles with green filter lenses were found to provide insufficient protection.
Descriptors (primary) cataract; infrared radiation; eye injuries; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; evaluation of equipment; induction furnaces; protection criteria; cataractogenic effects; radiance measurement; steelworks; face and eye protection
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Non-ionizing radiation
Risk evaluation