PECULIARITIES OF FORMATION OF THE BIOLOGICAL FACTOR IN CONDITIONS OF FODDER PRODUCTION
Institute for Occupational Health of AMS of Ukraine, Kyiv
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As a result of hygienic studies at three fodder production plants in Ukraine it was established that the process of fodder pro-duction is related to a number of unfavorable work environmental factors — heating microclimate, organic dust and a wide spectra of microorganisms. It was found that within a work shift the intensive contamination of the working zone air, techni¬cal equipment, working clothes and the skin of workers by microorganisms is recorded. The concentration of microorganisms in the working zone air is in the direct proportion to the dust level, and the content of microorganism species depends on the type and quality of the used raw material. The obtained results allowed to conclude that the biological factor at the studied plants can be a risk factor for workers and cause the development of work-related diseases.
Key words: fodder production, work conditions, microclimate, organic dust, microorganisms
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