Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 9, Issue 1,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Evaluation of the environmental and work risk factors in building-workers


Author(s):

Claudia Borza, Cristian Oancea, Rodica Mateescu, Germaine Balint-Savoiu *, Carmen Cristescu, Mihaiela Andoni, Georgeta-Maria Simu, Marius Butur, Cristina Dehelean, Elena Ana Pauncu

Recieved Date: 2010-08-20, Accepted Date: 2011-01-10

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to correlate the effects of environmental factors with the work risk factors on 130 building workers (based on age, sex and the professional route). The main environmental factors which were considered were noise and dusts. The effects of noise were evaluated by the interpretation of audiogram. The functional effects of dusts inhalation were performed by the spirography and in special cases by the X-ray aspect. The effects on health of the work risk factors (vibrations, nonergonomic postures) were evaluated by the analysis of the skeletal and muscular modifications. Of cases 11% presented an acuity decrease, 30% auditory tiredness, 9% an obstructive ventilometric dysfunction and 18% skeletal and muscular modifications. These pathological aspects which depend on the physical factors and on the technological process of the work can be prevented by the protective equipment and respect of medical education principles.

Keywords:

Environmental factors, work risk factors, noise exposure, building workers, contact dermatitis, skeletal and muscular diseases, obstructive ventilometric dysfunction


Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 175-176


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