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Document ID (ISN)67457
CIS number 96-1721
ISBN(s) 87-7534-502-1
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Branchebillede 17
Title Food, beverage and tobacco industry
Original title Nærings- og nydelsesmiddelindustri [in Danish]
Bibliographic information Arbejdstilsynet, At-Salg, Landskronagade 33, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, 1995. 75p. Price: DKK 100.00 + tax.
Abstract A systematic summary of publications and documentation regarding working environment factors and the state of workers' health in the Danish food, beverage and tobacco industry. The largest sectors in this industry are bakeries (18%) and butchers dealing with pork (15%). Main problems: strain injuries, accidents, skin diseases, noise and thermal effects. Other problems are allergies and respiratory diseases. This industry has the highest incidence of accidents of any industry in Denmark. Monotonous work is a common problem. Respiratory diseases are especially common among bakers. There are also problems with circulatory diseases and gastric ulcer. Butchers also have problems with stress factors. There are several factors which might cause these problems, such as high working tempo and unsocial working hours. There are also some problems with infection.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; occupational safety; meat industry; conditions of work; food industry; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; noise; monotonous work; allergies; infectious diseases; gastric disorders; thermal effects; skin diseases; work time schedules; statistics; strain injuries; stress factors; respiratory diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Food industry
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