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Document ID (ISN)76941
CIS number 01-1003
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Title Health and safety in the steel industry - A workers' handbook
Bibliographic information International Metalworkers Federation, 54bis route des Acacias, 1227 Carouge, Genève, Switzerland, 1999. 148p. Illus. 48 ref. Index.
Abstract Aimed at safety representatives, labour inspection services and steel and foundry workers, this guide is designed to improve working conditions in the industry. It provides guidance on the best standards of safety and health worldwide. A first section describes safety and health issues associated with various phases of the steel production process and the manufacture of steel products; a section on occupational diseases describes the main health problems of steel and foundry workers; finally, a section on hazards explains the physical, chemical and psychological causes of steelworkers' health problems, and proposes appropriate methods of prevention. Internationally-accepted exposure standards are presented.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; foundries; training material; steelworks; iron and steel industry
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; training manuals; glossary; personal protective equipment; labour inspection; limitation of exposure
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Iron and steel industry