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The use of PIMEX-PC for studying typical work tasks in the ship dismantling process
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5907-626X
2006 (English)In: International Conference on DISMANTLING OF OBSOLETE, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Ship dismantling is recognized as a very hazardous occupation. The complexity of the activities included in the ship dismantling process makes it difficult to study the risk situations appearing during the various work tasks. For the monitoring and documentation of work tasks where a large number of parameters are involved, the use of advanced studying methods is necessary. The understanding of the mechanisms causing releases and exposures of workers to hazards, facilitates both the proposal of improving measures and the evaluation of them. The PIMEX-PC method combines the use of real time monitoring instruments with video, making possible the search for measures aimed at control of occupational hazards more effective. In practical occupational health work, direct-reading instruments of various types are important aids in monitoring concentrations of air contaminants in workplaces. Rapid measuring instruments, sometimes small and battery-operated, make it possible to collect large amounts of data at different times and monitoring points. Despite of the fact that the frequency of injuries and accidents is very high in the ship recycling sector there are almost nor facts about the releases of air contaminants and the corresponding exposure levels, neither systematic studies of the work conditions as well as the risk factors. A number of typical work tasks which are similar to activities within other industrial sectors has been studied. They will be compared by means of PIMEX-PC using a number of parameters as variables. Visual training packages on control of air contaminants has been produced by the National Institute for Working Life intended to be used by trainers organizing courses in occupational dust exposure control but also for R&D-studies by others with an interest in the topic. By analogy, material for the ship recycling industry is to be produced, using as example the WHO document, "Hazard Prevention and Control in the Work Environment: Airborne Dust” that includes a great number of video illustrations aimed to clarify the message in the text by using visualization methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2006.
Keyword [en]
Ship dismantling, shipbreaking, PIMEX
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-4263OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:4263DiVA: diva2:522021
Conference
International Conference on DISMANTLING OF OBSOLETE , Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 11 – 12 September 2006, 2006
Available from: 2009-11-10 Created: 2009-11-10 Last updated: 2017-04-06Bibliographically approved

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