respiratory symptoms was at 451 which consists of 325 cases in male and 126 cases in workers. Since the number of cases in respiratory symptoms among quarry workers was increasing across the last five years, it was important to carry out this study in order to determine the occupational safety and health problems among quarry plant workers.
Health problems arise due to subjection to ionizing radiations. The study determined ... respiratory diseases, eye, and skin problems, dehydration among the quarry workers and neigh-boring community memberscurrently account for 21–23% of the disease burden. However, of the many postulated risk factors of radiation sick-
Coccidioidomycosis results from inhaling spores (arthroconidia) of Coccidioides immitis, a soil-dwelling fungus endemic to the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico, Central America, and South America. The organism is recovered from soil in areas with yearly annual rainfall averaging 5–20 inches, hot summers, infrequent winter freezes, and alkaline soil ().
100,000 workers; (b) Reduction in the rate of accidents to 2.53 per 1000 workers; and (c) Increase in reporting of occupational diseases and poisoning among workers by 30% as enshrined in the Occupational Safety and Health Master Plan 2016-2020 (OSHMP 2020). The strategies and programmes under OSHMP 2020 are shown in Fig. 1.
REPORT ON AN INQUIRY into the Occurrence of Disease of the Lungs from Dust Inhalation in the Slate Industry in the Gwyrfai District Object and Nature of the Inquiry. This inquiry was instituted by the Mines Department to ascertain the possible relationship between the high death rate from pulmonary disease in the Gwyrfai Rural District and the chief local occupation of slate quarrying.
· Quartz causes silicosis via occupational respiratory exposure to the mineral dust form . Miners, sandblasters, foundry workers, tunnel drillers, quarry workers, stone carvers, ceramic workers, and silica flour production workers are at a potential risk of exposure to crystalline silica . When silicosis occurs simultaneously with scleroderma, it ...
· Occurrence of respiratory and skin problems among manual stone-quarrying workers. Mera: African Journal of Respiratory Medicine. 2009 Mar; 23-6. 14. Brunekreef B, Forsberg B. Epidemiological evidence of effects of coarse airborne particles on health. Eur Respir J. 2005 Aug; 26 (2): 309-18, doi: 10.1183/0903 1936.05.00001805. 15. Sjögren B.
Original Article Occurrence of respiratory and skin problems among manual stone-quarrying workers OCUgbogu,JOhakwe,andVFoltescu Abstract Introduction In many industrial processes, mineralogical materials are An evaluation of dust-related problems associated introduced into the environment as dust, fumes, ashes, with manual stone quarrying at Lokpa in Umuchieze, or other ...
· Chemical agents account for 41 of the ODs that are caused by exposure to agents from work activities; they are the commonest occupational hazard that can result in OD. In addition, chemical agents are also the main contributors to ODs classified by target organ systems (especially respiratory and skin diseases), as well as occupational cancers.
stone quarrying and the occurrence of respiratory disease symptoms among the quarry workers, the prevalence of dermatoses on the quarry workers compared to a control population, and the level of knowledge of the workers on the impact of dust inhalation to their health. Materials and methods The quarry area studied is located in Lokpanta in
Workers at risk of exposure to H. capsulatum may learn useful information from a histoplasmin skin test. The results of skin testing would inform each worker of his or her status regarding either susceptibility to infection by H. capsulatum (a negative skin test) or partial protection against ill effects if reinfected (a positive skin test).
Che Thalbi Md. Ismail, ''Occupational Hazards in Mining and Manufacturing Sector: An Analysis on Disease Claims in Malaysia'', UUM Journal of Legal Studies, ISSN: 2229-984 X, vol. 4, 2014, pp. 055-074.! 59! The ergonomic factor of a work place does very much affect the health of workers. There are many types working conditions which are not healthy such as dust from the processed
· Conclusion. Respiratory problems are the most common health problem in underground construction workers; however, injuries and hypertension were significantly higher in tunnel workers. Acute gastroenteritis was significantly higher among outside the tunnel workers. Workplace safety should be the priority of every construction site, especially ...
Workers who are employed in cutting, grinding and polishing marble for various purposes experience several other health related issues like eye, skin and respiratory problems. They are exposed to several health risks. For example, solar radia-tion heightens by the reflection from the furnished white mar-ble effect the workers eyesight.
· METHODS: The present study was carried out among 193 slate pencil cutting workers of Multanpura village of Madhya Pradesh, India. An interview technique was used to record demographic characteristics and occupational history on a predesigned form, which included a questionnaire regarding occupational history and silica-related respiratory morbidities.
· Furthermore, (Nwibo et al. 2012) studied the pulmonary problems among quarry workers of stone crushing industrial site at Umuoghara, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Another related study was by Lad and Samant ( 2014 ) who focused on only the environmental and social impact of stone quarrying.
Acute respiratory symptoms and cross-shift declines in FEV 1 have been described among poultry workers (chicken catchers), slaughterhouse workers, and poultry farmers (332– 334). Airborne contaminants in poultry confinement units include mixtures of organic poultry dust, skin debris, feather, insect parts, aerosolized feed, and poultry ...
· Ugbogu OC, Ohakwe J, Foltescu V (2009) Occurrence of respiratory and skin problems among manual stone quarrying workers. Afr J Resp Med 2009:23–26. Workplace Health and Safety Quensland (2011) Silica-identifying and managing crystalline silica dust exposure. PN 10121 version 2. Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland
• Fit testing workers respiratory protection equipment and associated provided personal protective equipment. •campaign through funding, developing and Consultation and engagement previous years workplace dust surveying results. • Consultation and engagement report and discussions with mine and quarry operators and supervisors.
Health Hazards of Mining and Quarrying. The principal airborne hazards in the mining industry include several types of particulates, naturally occurring gases, engine exhaust and some chemical vapours; the principal physical hazards are noise, segmental vibration, heat, changes in barometric pressure and ionizing radiation.
· Questionnaire data were retrieved from a population survey among 1335 Dutch construction workers, performed from January to March 1998 (Tjoe Nij et al., 2002). Letters of invitation were sent to 4173 natural stone and construction workers, ≥30 yr old from occupational groups with expected high cumulative exposure to quartz-containing dust.
· In 2001, an outbreak of acute respiratory disease occurred among persons working at a Native American archeological site at Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah. Epidemiologic and environmental investigations were undertaken to determine the cause of the outbreak.
respiratory diseases among the mine labourers. To reduce occurrence of respiratory disease, workers working in the mining areas shall be provided with protective respiratory devices like mask, filters etc. Open pits created due to mining should be filled up after mining and mining closure.
Quarry workers suffer from ''silicosis'', through inhalation of minute dust particles (0.1 to 150 μm) high in silica [9, 12]. Other respiratory and skin problems have also being reported among manual stone crushers e.g. in Abia State  and pulmonary cases among stone
Occurrence of respiratory and skin problems among manual stone. Occurrence of respiratory and skin problems among manual stone-quarrying workers Article: Occupational health status of sawmill workers in Nigeria. A Fatusi » Learn More. Stone Crushers and Dust Problem – Idosi . spread of the dust. the two problems are faced by the workers ...
The workers responded very well to the interview and replied that they were mostly suffering from skin, respiratory and eye irritations. They were not given any safety devices during work. The workers generally received treatment by the health care center of the factories. During summers the health related problems increased. VI.
nary fibrosis) remains high in certain groups of workers (workers in mines, stone quarries, sand and gravel operations, foundries, abrasive blasting operations, and glass manufacturing). Because silica is one of the most abundant minerals in the earth''s crust, exposures are likely to …
Dust pollution in quarries pose various health risks to the workers including respiratory ailments, skin and eye problems. Depending on the chemical composition and the concentration of the dust, the workers are exposed to inhalation of silica bearing dust thus …
· Division of Respiratory Disease Studies • Anita Wolfe, Public Health Advisor • Edward L. Petsonk, MD, Senior Medical Officer (retired) ... – Coal workers'' pneumoconiosis (CWP) – Silicosis • Airflow diseases (COPD) – block movement of air in and ... • Metal/nonmetal (M/NM) mining and quarrying accounted for 15% of reported deaths ...
Occurrence of respiratory and skin problems among manual stone-quarrying workers OC Ugbogu, J Ohakwe, V Foltescu African Journal of Respiratory Medicine 2009, 23-26, 2009
Silicosis Amongst the Quarry Workers of Lal Kuan. S.A. Azad . Many hills were flattened and spaces were carved out for the making of the capital city of New Delhi. Behind the grandeur of the city lie the heartbreaking stories of the people who have helped in building it. Lal Kuan is a small village near the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road.
· Landfill workers reported a significantly higher prevalence of work-related respiratory, dermatological, neurologic and hearing problems than controls. Respiratory and dermatologic symptoms were not associated with any specific occupational title or task, other than working at the landfill, and the association remained, even after controlling ...