La sorveglianza sanitaria dei lavoratori con pregressa esposizione ad amianto. Una applicazione nel settore metallurgico-metalmeccanico

Translated title of the contribution: Health monitoring of workers with previous exposure to asbestos. An application in the metallurgical and metal works sector

G. Rivolta, M. Della Foglia, S. Donelli, L. Riboldi

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Abstract

To improve the health surveillance program for workers with a known previous exposure to asbestos in a big metallurgic-mechanical industry from Lombardy, the sources of risk and the different exposure levels hare been reconstructed based on specific jobs. The eligibility criteria and a specific work program including information and organization supports hare been established by a work group composed by health physicians, workers and industrial hygienists. The major goals of the program were: to listen and support each worker who perceives worries about his health status; to prevent, if possible, diseases, especially cancer, resulting from exposure; to document the existing injuries for legal compensation. The resulting actions consist of counselling; indication to follow an adequate life and work style; indication, based on specific request of worker, of sanitary checks of first or eventually second level.

Translated title of the contributionHealth monitoring of workers with previous exposure to asbestos. An application in the metallurgical and metal works sector
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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