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ID (ISN) del documento58111
Número CIS 92-865
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Udasin I.G., Buckler G., Gochfeld M.
Título Quality assurance audits of medical surveillance programs for hazardous waste workers
Información bibliográfica Nov. 1991, Vol.33, No.11, p.1170-1174. 14 ref.
Resumen The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Regulation (29 CFR 1910.120, see CIS 89-1420) requires medical surveillance examinations for hazardous waste workers. The consistency and appropriateness of the services provided under the Regulation were investigated as part of a quality control audit. The medical surveillance examinations performed by various clinical facilities for the employees of several environmental consulting firms were audited. The study revealed that in most cases the required paperwork was completed. However, many components of a complete occupational history were not performed. Spirometric examinations were often performed incorrectly. Documentation of baseline tests was not uniformly done, nor were patients always informed of their examination findings. This suggests that further efforts should be made to educate physicians and nurses providing medical surveillance and other services to hazardous waste workers.
Descriptores (primarios) eliminación de desechos peligrosos; programas de higiene; exámenes médicos; valoración del programa; eliminación de desechos; Estados Unidos
Descriptores (secundarios) espirometría; comentario de ley; exámenes médicos periódicos; aspectos médico legales
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Medicina del trabajo, higiene, primeros auxilios
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Waste collection and disposal
Workplace health promotion