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Document ID (ISN)105768
CIS number 06-1344
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mygind K., Borg V., Flyvholm M.A., Sell L., Frydendall Jepsen K.
Title A study of the implementation process of an intervention to prevent work-related skin problems in wet-work occupations
Bibliographic information Jan. 2006, Vol.79, No.1, p.66-74. Illus. 31 ref.
Internet access 06-1344.pdf [in English]
http://www.springerlink.com/content/q103372323x858l8/fulltext.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to document the implementation and acceptance of a skin protection programme aimed at reducing work-related skin problems in six gut-cleaning departments in swine slaughterhouses. The intervention included a top-down strategy with establishment of a management system focusing on skin risks and a bottom-up strategy with participation of a selected group of shop floor workers and the safety representative, as well as an empowerment-based educational programme, where representatives from senior management also participated. The outcome of the intervention was evaluated by telephone interviews, self-administered questionnaires, focus group interviews and written reports. A combination of a top-down and a bottom-up implementation method was found to be effective for reducing work-related skin problems and the process of implementation was found to be a significant determinant of the overall outcome.
Descriptors (primary) slaughtering; skin protection; implementation of control measures
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; Denmark; skin creams; skin diseases; information of personnel; questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; role of management; workers' participation; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin protection
Workers' participation