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ID (ISN) del documento61678
Número CIS 94-184
ISSN - Título de la serie 0010-5309 - Le concours médical
Año 1989
Número de serie
Autor(es) Tourte J., Loriot J., Méreau P.
Título Contact lenses - Risks and advantages in the workplace
Título original Les lentilles de contact - Risques et avantages en milieu de travail [en francés]
Información bibliográfica 1989, Vol.111, No.39, p.3467-3475. Illus. 30 ref.
Resumen Updated survey of the hazards and advantages of contact lenses in the workplace. The wearing of contact lenses is increasing in popularity, and it must be kept in mind that they do not substitute for safety glasses. A psychological study is made of the rumours concerning occupational accidents affecting contact lens wearers, which became widespread after an actual incident in Baltimore in 1967 affecting an arch welder. The results of recent experiments are summarized. Survey of mechanical, chemical, physical and infectious hazards to contact lens wearers in the workplace in the absence of preventive measures. The particular problems of sensitive workplaces (control centres etc.) long work-shifts and respirators are reviewed. Other topics covered: advantages of contact lenses in certain jobs, what to do after an accident, role of the occupational physician, legislation in France, medical supervision.
Descriptores (primarios) tareas visuales; lentes de contacto; protección de la cara y de los ojos; valoración del riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) descripción del material; Francia; arco eléctrico; horarios de trabajo; respiradores; riesgos químicos; lesiones oculares; riesgos mecánicos; legislación; vigilancia médica; medicina del trabajo; riesgos físicos; riesgos biológicos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaFrancia
Tema(s) Iluminación, color, visión
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Face and eye protection
Risk evaluation