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Proceedings Metal Trades Department Third Biennial National Shipbuilding Conference.

Authors
Burnsky-PJ; Kirkland-L; McArthur-JC; Drozak-F; Luciano-P; Rice-ML; Kidd-IC Jr.; Bennett-CE; Lemen-RA
Source
Proceedings. Third Biennial National Shipbuilding Conference, Washington, D.C., November 14-16, 1984, 1984 Nov:80 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00209356
Abstract
Occupational health hazards of the shipbuilding industry were outlined. The speaker reported that exposure to many hazardous substances such as cutting oils, metals from welding, paint fumes, asbestos (1332214), and petroleum place the shipyard worker at risk of various eye, respiratory tract, digestive tract, and skin diseases. Asbestos exposed workers are vulnerable to chronic respiratory disease and mesothelioma. Silica (14808607) and other airborne dusts are materials which cause major health problems in shipyard workers. Occupational cancer is also prevalent in workers exposed to toxic chemicals. Additional health problems among shipyard workers include hearing loss as a result of uncontrolled noise, and musculoskeletal injuries. Proper workplace ventilation and personal protective equipment are paramount in reducing the risk of workers to hazardous substances. Other means of safeguarding worker health include stricter standards and elimination of toxic materials.
Keywords
Asbestos-fibers; Lung-cancer; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-respiratory-disease; Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-workers; Toxic-effects
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 14808-60-7
Publication Date
19841114
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Source Name
Proceedings. Third Biennial National Shipbuilding Conference, Washington, D.C., November 14-16, 1984, 80 pages
State
WA
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