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Investigation on occupational hazards of n-hexane at enterprise workplace in a subdistrict of Baoan District of Shenzhen City from 2013-2015
Pages: 869-871
Year: Issue:  7
Journal: Occupation and Health

Abstract: [Objective] To provide scientific reference for prevention of occupational diseases by analyzing the occupational health status about n-hexane in enterprise workplace in a subdistrict of Baoan District of Shenzhen City from 2013-2015.[Methods] The occupational health investigation and monitoring data of enterprises with n-hexane usage in this region were collected and analyzed.[Results] There were 283 enterprises using n-hexane,distributing in electronic and printing industries.The total qualified rate of n-hexane in 3 years was 92.15%.The over standard rate of n-hexane in enclosed workshop was 3.08 times of that in workshop,with significant difference (x2=16.61,P<0.01).The implementation rate of the occupational health management measures was low in enterprises with n-hexane usage,There was 1 case of n-hexane poisoning during 3 years.[Conclusion]With the expansion of occupational health inspection coverage and the deepening of the basic occupational health services,the qualified rates of n-hexane in workplace monitoring increases year by year.It is necessary to urge enterprises to implement the occupational health management measures,to adopt non-toxic or low toxic alternatives,to improve the ventilation and protection facilities,to focus on prevention of enclosed workshop,so as to reduce the n-hexane occupational poisoning accidents.
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