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Document ID (ISN)76484
CIS number 01-448
ISSN - Serial title 0723-7561 - Die BG
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Otten H., Perlebach E., Schulz H., Piekarski. C.
Title Medical aid given to the former workers of the Wismut uranium mines
Original title Die Betreuung der ehemaligen Arbeitnehmer im Uranerzbergbau Wismut [in German]
Bibliographic information May 1999, No.5, p.285-290. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract From 1 January 1991 the workers of the Wismut uranium mines of the former German Democratic Republic became the responsibility of the statutory insurance carriers of the Federal Republic of Germany. Since then, the records of the Wismut uranium mines have been screened for data on the working conditions, as well as for the names and addresses of the workers. Missing information on the exposures of workers before 1955 was obtained by reconstructing the exposure conditions from mining conditions and methods employed at that time. Exposure to radon and radon daughters, noise, vibration, asbestos, quartz dust, fumes from diesel engines and mine blasting was determined. Medical examinations were offered to and accepted by 80,000 workers. Of them 24,000 received a second medical examination. In approx. 1900 cases, new claims for receiving compensation for a diagnosed occupational disease have been filed.
Descriptors (primary) role of insurance institutions; medical supervision; uranium mining
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; radon; uranium; noise; vibration; medical examinations; dust; workmen's compensation; notification of occupational diseases; exposure records; asbestos
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying