Short communication, Note
Occupational diseases in workers from a smelting and metal works in Varaždin
; Radna jedinica za zdravstvenu zaštitu, Medicinski centar Varaždin, Varaždin, Hrvatska
B. Nikšić ; Radna jedinica za zdravstvenu zaštitu, Medicinski centar Varaždin, Varaždin, Hrvatska
Working conditions in a smelting and metal works, particularly exposure to noise and to dusts containing free silica, are described. Medical histories of 14 workers suffering from pneumoconiosis are analysed and data are correlated with workplaces, signs and symptoms of the disease, and with spirometric and X-ray findings. The workers' residual working capacity was assessed, and problems encountered in assigning the workers to suitable workplaces are stressed.
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