|Document ID (ISN)||68475|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 68 TF 69
||Silicosis in automobile foundries
||Silicoses dans les fonderies automobiles [in French]|
||4th Quarter 1996, No.68, p.323-328. Illus. 10 ref.
||http://www.inrs.fr/htm/silicoses_dans_les_fonderies_automobiles.html [in French]
||In 1989, eight occupational physicians from the largest French automobile foundries decided to organize joint meetings in order to discuss and find solutions to common OSH problems, to uniformize the procedures of medical surveillance in their enterprises and to organize epidemiologic and inter-enterprise studies. One of these study topics was that of silicosis: the physicians collected all relevant data concerning the workers in their enterprises so that they could provide a quantitative evaluation of the extent of the silicosis problem in large French automobile foundries. As a result of this survey, one can arrive at a better understanding of the silicosis hazard in these enterprises, and possibly extrapolate to medium-size foundries.
||France; foundries; motor vehicle industry; silicosis
||long-term study; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations