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Implementation of Video Monitoring In Aluminium Industry
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6960-8861
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5953-2165
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5907-626X
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim was to evaluate results and experiences from development of new technology, a training program and implementation of strategies for the use of a video exposure monitoring method, PIMEX.

Starting point of this study is an increased incidence of asthma among workers in the aluminium industry. Exposure peaks of fumes are supposed to play an important role. PIMEX makes it possible to link used work practice, use of control technology, and so forth to peaks. Nine companies participated in the project, which was divided into three parts, development of PIMEX technology, production of training material, and training in use of equipment and related strategies.

The use of the video exposure monitoring method PIMEX offers prerequisites supporting workers participation in safety activities. The experiences from the project reveal the importance of good timing of primary training, technology development, technical support, and follow up training. In spite of a delay of delivery of the new technology, representatives from the participating companies declared that the experiences showed that PIMEX gave an important contribution for effective control of hazards in the companies. Eight out of nine smelters used the PIMEX method as a part of a strategy for control of workers exposure to fumes in potrooms. Possibilities to conduct effective control measures were identified.

This article describes experiences from implementation of a, for this branch, new method supporting workers participation for workplace improvements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna, 2015. , 24 p.
Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology and microdata analysis, ISSN 1650-5581 ; 2015:12
Keyword [en]
PIMEX, peak exposure, aluminium industry, video exposure monitoring, worker participation
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - others
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20472OAI: diva2:885778
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2017-04-06Bibliographically approved

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