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Article: Preemployment medical examinations in a compressed air tunneling project in Hong Kong

TitlePreemployment medical examinations in a compressed air tunneling project in Hong Kong
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Issue Date1985
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Undersea Biomedical Research, 1985, v. 12 n. 2, p. 205-213 How to Cite?
AbstractOne thousand workers intended to be employed in a compressed air tunneling project in Hong Kong had preemployment medical examinations for fitness to work in compressed air. Only 69.3% were declared fit and the overall unfit rate was 22.1%. The major disqualifying medical conditions were lung and heart abnormalities and chronic otitis media. Chest x-ray was found to be the most useful procedure in detecting the disqualifying conditions. The type I bends rate of the contract during the same period of examination was low: 1.39% maximum working pressure of 2.45 kg/cm2, and there was no case of type II decompression sickness. Although many factors may affect the bends rate, it is suggested that the strict criteria adopted in the selection of workers might have contributed to the satisfactory outcome in the prevention of decompression sickness.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151447
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dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorYau, KPen_US
dc.contributor.authorTse, EYYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:23:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:23:30Z-
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.identifier.citationUndersea Biomedical Research, 1985, v. 12 n. 2, p. 205-213en_US
dc.identifier.issn0093-5387en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151447-
dc.description.abstractOne thousand workers intended to be employed in a compressed air tunneling project in Hong Kong had preemployment medical examinations for fitness to work in compressed air. Only 69.3% were declared fit and the overall unfit rate was 22.1%. The major disqualifying medical conditions were lung and heart abnormalities and chronic otitis media. Chest x-ray was found to be the most useful procedure in detecting the disqualifying conditions. The type I bends rate of the contract during the same period of examination was low: 1.39% maximum working pressure of 2.45 kg/cm2, and there was no case of type II decompression sickness. Although many factors may affect the bends rate, it is suggested that the strict criteria adopted in the selection of workers might have contributed to the satisfactory outcome in the prevention of decompression sickness.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUndersea Biomedical Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshDecompression Sickness - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshEmploymenten_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLung Diseases - Diagnosisen_US
dc.subject.meshOccupational Diseases - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshPhysical Examinationen_US
dc.subject.meshRadiography, Thoracicen_US
dc.titlePreemployment medical examinations in a compressed air tunneling project in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.pmid4071847-
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dc.identifier.volume12en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage205en_US
dc.identifier.epage213en_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYau, KP=7101941411en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTse, EYY=25640445800en_US

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