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Document ID (ISN)101825
CIS number 03-552
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2322-X
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE IACL101 (rev.1)
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission
Title Skin problems in the printing industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Mar. 2002. 11p. lllus. 9 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ipex11.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; printing industry; training material; dermatitis; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; irritants; skin creams; symptoms; safety guides; legislation; medical examinations; frequency rates; role of management; training manuals
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
OSH training