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Document ID (ISN)77018
CIS number 01-1157
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Neale A.V., Demers R.Y., Severson R.K.
Title Consistency of occupational exposure history from pattern and model markers
Bibliographic information Jan. 2000, Vol.42, No.1, p.76-82. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) pattern and model making; history; motor vehicle industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; harmful substances; comparative study; length of exposure; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry