|Document ID (ISN)||77018|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Neale A.V., Demers R.Y., Severson R.K.
||Consistency of occupational exposure history from pattern and model markers
||Jan. 2000, Vol.42, No.1, p.76-82. 13 ref.
||This study investigates the consistency of occupational histories reported by the same men in 1985 and again in 1988. Detroit-area pattern and model makers participating in a colorectal cancer screening programme completed a career length occupational exposure questionnaire at each screening. Analysis of the data from the 243 men who participated in both screening programmes provided the opportunity to examine the consistency with which these workers reported the extent of their exposure to 13 substances commonly found in their work environment. Workers were asked to provide a work history, and for each different pattern or model maker job they had held, to estimate the percentage of time they were exposed to the 13 substances. The data indicated a high consistency over the 3-year study period for substances to which they had been exposed and the exposure time. These findings suggest that skilled tradesman can provide useful occupational exposure information for occupational physicians.
||pattern and model making; history; motor vehicle industry; exposure evaluation
||subjective assessment; harmful substances; comparative study; length of exposure; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry