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Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Occupations or Occupational Groups Associated ...

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. What are examples of occupational exposures that have been associated with exposure to carcinogens? Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Dermatitis, Allergic Contact

Approximately 3,000 substances are recognized as contact allergens yet only 25 of these substances are responsible for almost half the cases of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). The most common factors contributing to the development of allergic contact dermatitis are pre-existing skin conditions such as irritant contact dermatitis. Establishing a good program to avoid exposure of the skin to allergens is of vital importance to eliminate allergic contact dermatitis.

Chemicals and Materials: Metalworking Fluids

Soluble Oils (emulsifiable oils): This category contains 30 to 85 percent severely refined petroleum oils, as well as emulsifiers to disperse the oil in water. Other sources of contamination include "tramp" oil - oil used for lubrication of the machines, such as hydraulic oil, gear box oil, and other lubricants. Unrefined mineral oils and contact with exposed skin (including oil soaked clothing and especially oily rags kept in pockets, which caused cancer of scrotum).

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Asthma, Work-related

When a substance or condition at work causes asthma, it is called work-related asthma. Occupational asthma - refers to cases of asthma caused by specific agents in the workplace. Work-exacerbated asthma - those who have a worsening of their asthma symptoms while at work (e.g., factors at work may trigger, aggravate, or exacerbate existing asthma).

Chemicals and Materials: What are the Effects of Dust on the Lungs?

The air reaches the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the inner part of the lungs with any dust particles that avoided the defenses in the nose and airways. However, in this OSH Answers document, we are only considering dust particles that cause fibrosis or allergic reactions in the lungs. Dust particles and dust-containing macrophages collect in the lung tissues, causing injury to the lungs.

Welding: Welding - Fumes And Gases

Welding gases are gases used or produced during welding and cutting processes like shielding gases or gases produced by the decomposition of fluxes or from the interaction of ultraviolet light or high temperatures with gases or vapours in the air. Acute effects include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, nausea and "Metal Fume Fever. Table 2Source and Health Effect of Welding Gases Gas TypeSourceHealth EffectCarbon MonoxideFormed in the arc.


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