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Aerosols and Black Lung

The definition of an aerosol, as used here, is a suspension of tiny particles or droplets in the air, such as dusts, mists, or fumes.

Sandblasting and Silicosis

Abrasive blasting is more commonly known as sandblasting since silica sand has been a commonly used material as the abrasive, although not the only one always used.

Hearing Conservation Program

A hearing conservation program is a written program that is designed to prevent hearing loss in employees that work in environments.

The impact of noise at work

Exposure to noise at work can harm workers’ health. The most well-known effect of noise at work is loss of hearing, a problem observed among coppersmiths in 1731.

 

Article by Dr. Ahmad Latif, Editor-in-Chief, MD, Dip Occ, MACOEM, MSc PH
Dr. Ahmad Latif is a physician, web editor and author with a special interest in workplace health promotion, work for Qatar petroleum occupational health division; Head of workplace health promotion program in Qatar Petroleum since 2008, web editor of fittowork.net; a worker’s wellness website.