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Document ID (ISN)68475
CIS number 97-113
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 1996
Convention or series no. DMT 68 TF 69
Author(s) Laplaiche N.
Title Silicosis in automobile foundries
Original title Silicoses dans les fonderies automobiles [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1996, No.68, p.323-328. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/htm/silicoses_dans_les_fonderies_automobiles.html [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) France; foundries; motor vehicle industry; silicosis
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations