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OBJECTIVES To evaluate a spectrophotometric field kit (Test-Mate-OP) for repeatability and validity in comparison with reference laboratory methods and to model its anticipated sensitivity and specificity based on these findings. METHODS 76 farm workers between the age of 20 and 55, of whom 30 were pesticide applicators exposed to a range of(More)
  • O M Bachmann
  • 1990
Workers' compensation for occupational lung disease in South Africa and in other countries is reviewed. Compensation legislation in South Africa has a long history of evolution, with important changes expected in the near future. The South African system is similar to that in other countries, but has some unique features. Problems for workers disabled by(More)
RATIONALE Inappropriate utilisation of hospital services for primary curative care aggravates inefficiencies and inadequacies in health care delivery. Identification of reasons for such malutilisation may assist the development of appropriate strategies for development of rationally organised primary and secondary care services that will provide improved(More)
This paper discusses (based on Automotive industry examples) how the functional and requirements traceability concepts in Automotive SPICE had to be extended to cover the criteria and content demanded by ISO 26262. In a second section the paper describes how these new concepts are considered in the integrated Automotive SPICE and Safety assessment approach(More)