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Document ID (ISN)67473
CIS number 96-1713
ISBN(s) 87-7534-514-5
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Branchebillede 3
Title Car repair etc.
Original title Autoreparation m.v. [in Danish]
Bibliographic information Arbejdstilsynet, At-Salg, Landskronagade 33, 2100 K°benhavn ě, Denmark, 1995. 58p. 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 automotive repair industry. There are about 17,500 persons employed in the reparation, painting etc. of motor vehicles, which corresponds to less than 1% of the active working population. This business sector is dominated by small enterprises. There are fewer than 10 employees at 95% of the enterprises. About 85% of the employees in this sector work in car repair shops, body shops and car painting shops. The work is dominated by assembly, repair and surface treatment. The principal harmful work environment factors in this sector are noise and exposure to chemicals (brain injuries, skin diseases). Other factors are strain injuries, accidents (most frequent in car repair shops) and low levels of autonomy. Most accidents in this sector occur in repair shops, but the incidence of reported accidents is below the average for all industries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; occupational safety; coachwork; conditions of work; motor vehicle industry; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; noise; brain injuries; statistics; strain injuries; skin diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry