Home workers and ultraviolet radiation exposure

Kimlin, M. G. and Parisi, A. V. and Wong, J. C. F. (1999) Home workers and ultraviolet radiation exposure. In: 2nd Internet Conference on Photochemistry and Photobiology: Protection Against the Hazards of UVR 1999, 18 Jan-5 Feb 1999.

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Abstract

This paper investigates preventive measures for the reduction of the occupational ultraviolet (UV) exposure of a group of home workers by altering the time spent outdoors. Various scenarios for time spent indoors were investigated, namely, (1) 12:00 to 13:00 EST, (2) 11:00 to 12:00 EST, (3) 08:00 EST to 10:00 EST, (4) 14:00 to 16:00 EST, (5) 07:00 EST to 12:00 EST and (6) 12:00 to 17:00 EST. The annual UV occupational exposures of home workers for each of the six scenarios above in the location of Toowoomba (27.5° S, 151.9° E, elv 693m) were estimated using a numerical model which incorporates measurements of the ambient UV exposure, and the fraction of time spent outdoors. The home workers within this study, regardless of time of year, exceeded the occupational exposure for UV during a normal working day. The relative reduction of annual occupational UV exposure to home workers due to spending time indoors as in scenarios (1) to (6) was 12%, 13%, 17%, 17%, 53% and 47% respectively.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 23:50
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 05:50
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960203 Weather
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24257

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