Widia tool grinding : the importance of primary prevention measures in reducing occupational exposure to cobalt.
Cobalt and hard metal disease. European congress. Begamo ITA, 1992/05/12.
An occupational health and industrial hygiene survey was carried out in Widia tool grinding industries in the area covered by Local Health Unit No. 60-Vimercate (Northern Italy).
The principal objectives of the study were to assess occupational cobalt exposure, identify the measures required to improve the « risk » situations, and implement specific health protocols.
The results identified a variable level of occupational hazard in the tool grinding sector.
An important factor in the containment of occupational exposure was, along with correct practical procedures, the existence of adequate primary prevention measures (aspiration systems over the machines).
Mots-clés Pascal : Métal fritté, Agent mouture, Cobalt, Toxicité, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Surveillance biologique, Teneur air ambiant, Contrôle, Prévention, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sintered metal, Grinding agent, Cobalt, Toxicity, Human, Occupational exposure, Biological monitoring, Ambient air concentration, Check, Prevention, Occupational medicine
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Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199501.