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Document ID (ISN)77893
CIS number 02-241
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2000
Convention or series no. Fiche médico-professionnelle No.32
Author(s) Boulanger G., Juhen M., Roux F., Bergaut F.
Title Occupations in the field of photography
Original title Les métiers de la photographie [in French]
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.40, No.2, p.171-179. + 2p. Insert. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Review article on conditions of work and occupational safety and health in the field of photography. Today, the chemical hazards are under control as a result of automation of the various phases of the process and of the use of ready-to-use pre-mixed formulations. Automatic developing units and "minilabs" limit the exposure of workers to dangerous substances and have greatly reduced occupational diseases. However, there are still some risks involved in the preparation and filling of baths, as well as in maintenance operations. Occupational safety and health prevention measures need to take into account the conditions of work in industrial labs or photo-shops that mostly belong to chain stores, and to concentrate on compliance with procedures and training of personnel. Digital photography presents risks related to postural and constraints from working at screens. The main data are summarized on an occupational data sheet: (as insert): characteristics of the occupation; description of activities: risks and stresses of the job; occupational diseases and accidents; prevention of hazards; regulations.
Descriptors (primary) developers; photography; limitation of exposure; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) sitting posture; supermarkets; visual display terminals; safety and health training; retail trade; stress factors; data sheet; man-computer interfaces
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry