Seguridad y Medio Ambiente FUNDACI�N MAPFRE

Year 31 Nº 124 2011

Occupational risk prevention for workers using oxyacetylene torches

Occupational risk prevention for workers using oxyacetylene torches

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE. In the working world there are some especially high-risk professions involving potentially retina-damaging welding processes. Those most at risk are car workers, metalworkers and installers of air conditioning and heating systems. Although firms are bound under current legislation to equip their workers with the necessary protection against any harmful welding-torch radiation, the welders themselves often choose not to wear this protection because the overdark lenses balk their vision and make them prone to accidental burns or other working errors. They therefore prefer to weld without wearing any protection at all.

By CRISTINA BONNIN-ARIAS, EVA CHAMORRO-GUTIÉRREZ, GUILLERMO RAMÍREZ-MERCADO, LUIS-LUCIO LOBATO-RINCÓN, JUAN JOSÉ NAVARRO VALS and CELIA SÁNCHEZ-RAMOS.
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Effect of the muscle state on the reaction capacity

Effect of the muscle state on the reaction capacity

ERGONOMICS. This study aims to ascertain the effect of the muscle state on the rapid motor response to an external stimulus.

By J.M. CASTELLOTE, MEL VAN DEN BERG and J. VALLS-SOLE.
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in aquatic environments

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in aquatic environments

ENVIRONMENT. ncreasing bacteria resistance to antibiotics is now causing many health problems,...

By ELOY BÉCARES MANTECÓN, JAVIER MARTÍN VILLACORTA, MARÍA HIJOSA VALSERO and RICARDO SIDRACH-CARDONA MARTÍNEZ.
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The legal safeguarding of the health and safety of state employees

The legal safeguarding of the health and safety of state employees

LEGISLATION. Government authorities are the institutions for satisfying general interests in the most objective way and providing public services.

By JUAN GIL PLANA.
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