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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(1), 986-1002; doi:10.3390/ijerph120100986

Risk Communication Concerning Welding Fumes for the Primary Preventive Care of Welding Apprentices in Southern Brazil

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School of Nursing, Federal University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, RS 96203-900, Brazil
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Graduate Program on Nursing, Federal University of Pampa, Uruguaiana, RS 97500-970, Brazil
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School of Chemistry and Food, Federal University of Rio Grande, RS 96202-900, Brazil
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: María Morales Suárez-Varela
Received: 19 September 2014 / Accepted: 15 January 2015 / Published: 19 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Preventive Medicine)
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Abstract

This study’s aim was to assess the perceptions of welding apprentices concerning welding fumes being associated with respiratory and cardiovascular disorders and assess the implementation of risk communication as a primary prevention tool in the welding training process. This quasi-experimental, non-randomized study with before-and-after design was conducted with 84 welding apprentices in Southern Brazil. Poisson Regression analysis was used. Relative Risk was the measure used with a 95% confidence interval and 5% (p ≤ 0.05) significance level. Significant association was found between perceptions of worsened symptoms of respiratory disorders caused by welding fumes and educational level (p = 0.049), the use of goggles to protect against ultraviolet rays (p = 0.023), and access to services in private health facilities without insurance coverage (p = 0.001). Apprentices younger than 25 years old were 4.9 times more likely to perceive worsened cardiovascular symptoms caused by welding fumes after risk communication (RR = 4.91; CI 95%: 1.09 to 22.2). The conclusion is that risk communication as a primary preventive measure in continuing education processes implemented among apprentices, who are future welders, was efficacious. Thus, this study confirms that risk communication can be implemented as a primary prevention tool in welding apprenticeships. View Full-Text
Keywords: risk communication; welding trainees; primary prevention risk communication; welding trainees; primary prevention
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Cezar-Vaz, M.R.; Bonow, C.A.; Vaz, J.C. Risk Communication Concerning Welding Fumes for the Primary Preventive Care of Welding Apprentices in Southern Brazil. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 986-1002.

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