Attitude towards personal protective equipment in the French nuclear fuel industry

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_D74B527FCD93
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Attitude towards personal protective equipment in the French nuclear fuel industry
Périodique
Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Auteur(s)
Guseva Canu Irina, Faust Ségolène, Canioni Pierre, Collomb Philippe, Samson Eric, Laurier Dominique
ISSN
1848-6312 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0004-1254
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
64
Numéro
2
Pages
99-107
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Randomized Controlled Trial ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Validation Studies
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
This descriptive cross-sectional study examines the compliance of workers from the European Gaseous Diffusion Uranium Enrichment Consortium (EURODIF) with personal protection equipment (PPE) in view of the various hazards in the nuclear fuel industry. The PPE inventory was drawn up by an industrial hygienist in charge of the PPE at EURODIF. Two hundred and twenty seven (10%) randomly selected, active and retired, EURODIF workers filled in a questionnaire on their attitudes towards PPE. Exposure data from the EURODIF job exposure matrix were used to examine whether PPE usage varies according to exposure level. The study suggests a PPE usage profile that varies depending on the hazards present and PPE available. Anti-uranium PPE and gloves were among the best rated, while anti-spray goggles were the least used. We found that, for most hazards known to cause cancer or irreversible health damage, PPE usage varied according to exposure (homogeneity test, p<0.05; trend test, p<0.05). The continuous use of PPE among workers should be encouraged through improvements to the PPE management system. A precise model of individual exposure can only be designed if the use and efficiency of PPE are taken into consideration.

Mots-clé
Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Chemical Industry, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Fluorides/chemical synthesis, France, Guideline Adherence/statistics & numerical data, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nuclear Reactors, Occupational Exposure/prevention & control, Protective Clothing/utilization, Protective Devices/utilization, Surveys and Questionnaires, Uranium Compounds/chemical synthesis
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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12/09/2017 13:12
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20/08/2019 15:57
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