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Document ID (ISN)75521
CIS number 00-1350
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevenciˇn, trabajo y salud
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zorilla Bringas F.J.
Title Study of risks from mobile drilling equipment
Original title Estudio de riesgos en carros perforadores [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2000, No.6, p.4-12. Illus.
Abstract Twelve different models of tracked motorized drilling trucks with a single arm, weighing between 2 and 10 tons, were evaluated in terms of their occupational hazards. It was found that the operators are mainly exposed to three types of hazards: dust, noise and adverse weather conditions. Exposure to dust and noise is a function of the equipment's age and type (pneumatic or hydraulic, with or without aspiration, position of the hammer drill, etc.). Personal protective equipment must in particular include protection against the weather, ear protection and protection of the eyes against particle impact. Results are presented in graphical form.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; compressors; drilling rigs and derricks; industrial trucks; risk factors; forging hammers
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; weather; noise level; personal protective equipment; hydraulic power transmission; exhaust ventilation; exposure evaluation; pneumatic power transmission
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Compressed gases and pressure vessels