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Document ID (ISN)107285
CIS number 07-1320
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brown T.P., Rushton L., Williams H.C., English J.S.C.
Title Intervention implementation research: An exploratory study of reduction strategies for occupational contact dermatitis in the printing industry
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.56, No.1, p.16-20. 18 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate four risk reduction strategies for occupationally caused dermatitis in the printing sector: the provision of skin checks plus treatment advice; provision of gloves of the correct type and size plus use of an after-work cream; information highlighting the problem of occupational dermatitis; development of a best practice skin care policy. The strategies were evaluated over three months in two printing shops. While all interventions were found to be acceptable to some extent, no single intervention was completely effective. The most practical prevention measure was the regular use of gloves of the correct type and size.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; skin diseases; printing industry
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; United Kingdom; information of personnel; programme evaluation; safety and health training; skin creams
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Occupational health services