publication . Article . 2014

EXPOSURE TO ELECTROCUTION BY AUTOMOTIVE IGNITION SYSTEM IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT OF CAR SERVICE EMPLOYEES

Bernard Fryśkowski; Dorota Swiatek-Fryśkowska;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2014 Journal: Medycyna Pracy (issn: 0465-5893, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
Abstract
Automotive ignition system diagnostic procedures involve a specific kind of action due to the presence of high voltage pulses rated of roughly several dozen kilovolts. Therefore, the repairers employed at car service coming into direct contact with electrical equipment of ignition systems are exposed to risk of electric shock. Typically, the electric discharge energy of automotive ignition systems is not high enough to cause fibrillation due to the electric effect on the heart. Nevertheless, there are drivers and car service employees who use electronic cardiac pacemakers susceptible to high voltage pulses. The influence of high-voltage ignition systems on the h...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, General Medicine, electric injuries, pacemaker, electric shock prevention, automotive ignition systems, automotive electricity, work safety and health, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Automotive engineering, High voltage, Electrical equipment, Automotive industry, business.industry, business, Ignition system, law.invention, law, Engineering, Electric discharge, Poison control, Electrocution, people.cause_of_death, people, Electric shock, medicine.disease, medicine
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