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ID (ISN) del documento112152
Número CIS 11-0775
ISSN - Título de la serie 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Schulte P.A., Chun H.
Título Climate change and occupational safety and health: Establishing a preliminary framework
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2009, Vol.6, No.9, p.542-554. Illus. 136 ref.
Acceso Internet Climate_change.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen This article develops framework for identifying how climate change could affect occupational safety and health based on a review of the published scientific literature from 1988-2008 that includes climatic effects, their interaction with occupational hazards, and their manifestation in the working population. Seven categories of climate-related hazards are identified: increased ambient temperature, air pollution, ultraviolet exposure, extreme weather, vector-borne diseases and expanded habitats, industrial transitions and emerging industries; changes in the built environment. This review indicates that while climate change may result in increasing the prevalence, distribution and severity of known occupational hazards, there is no evidence of unique or previously unknown hazards. However, such a possibility should not be excluded, since there is potential for interactions of known hazards and new conditions leading to new hazards and risks.
Descriptores (primarios) clima; fenómenos naturales; protección contra los agentes naturales; riesgos para la salud; factores de riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) radiación ultravioleta; polución atmosférica; puestos de trabajo calurosos; trabajo al aire libre; enfermedades infecciosas; aspectos sociales; revisión bibliográfica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Generalidades sobre prevención
Broad subject area(s) Aspectos generales
Navegación por categoria(s) Natural phenomena
Heat and cold
Air pollution
Environmental pollution