|Document ID (ISN)||101825|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE IACL101 (rev.1)
Health and Safety Commission
||Skin problems in the printing industry
||HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Mar. 2002. 11p. lllus. 9 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ipex11.pdf [in English]
||Dermatitis is a serious problem in the printing industry. In a recent study involving 1189 workers, 41% had suffered from a skin complaint at a given time and 10% had a current problem. In 58% of the cases, the skin problems were diagnosed as being work-related. This booklet provides practical advice on how to prevent skin problems, in particular dermatitis, in the printing industry. Contents: how dermatitis develops; symptoms; substances that can aggravate a skin condition; processes with a high occurrence of dermatitis; legislation; responsibilities of management; prevention; protective gloves; protective creams; skin inspection; health records; monitoring of skin problems.
||occupational hygiene; printing industry; training material; dermatitis; United Kingdom
||protective gloves; irritants; skin creams; symptoms; safety guides; legislation; medical examinations; frequency rates; role of management; training manuals
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry