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ID (ISN) del documento109733
Número CIS 09-595
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Runyan C.W., Vladutiu C.J., Rauscher K.J., Schulman M.
Título Teen workers' exposures to occupational hazards and use of personal protective equipment
Información bibliográfica Oct. 2008, Vol.51, No.10, p.735-740. Illus. 23 ref.
Resumen Prior research indicates that working adolescents seek care for the toxic effects of on-the-job chemical and environmental hazard exposures. This cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of 866 adolescent workers in the retail and service sector examines their exposures, personal protective equipment (PPE) use, and training. Two-thirds of respondents were exposed to continuous, very loud noise, 55% to thermal hazards and 54% to chemical hazards. Few teens reported using any PPE, though those who had been trained reported somewhat higher usage. Teens working in the retail and service sectors experience a variety of chemical, thermal, biologic and noise exposures. Efforts to eradicate such exposures need to be complemented by increased provision of PPE and appropriate training in their use.
Descriptores (primarios) ruido; substancias tóxicas; productos químicos; puestos de trabajo calurosos; jóvenes; relación trabajo-exposición; servicios; comercio al detalle
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; estudio transversal; formación en prevención en la industria; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; equipo de protección individual
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Protección individual
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Heat and cold
Retail industry
Noise