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ID (ISN) del documento112476
Número CIS 12-0069
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, p.542-554. Illus. 136 ref.
Acceso Internet Climate_change_and_OSH_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Resumen The relationship between global climate change and occupational safety and health has not been extensively characterized. This article develops a framework for identifying how climate change could affect the workplace, workers, occupational morbidity, mortality and injury, 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, possibly leading to new hazards and risks.
Descriptores (primarios) clima, fenómenos naturales; condiciones de trabajo; enfermedades profesionales; accidentes de trabajo; factores de riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) radiación ultravioleta; temperatura del aire; trabajo al aire libre; enfermedades infecciosas; revisión bibliográfica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Ambiente térmico, ventilación
Broad subject area(s) Aspectos generales
Navegación por categoria(s) Heat and cold
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Non-ionizing radiation