|Document ID (ISN)||60871|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Developments in the darkroom: A cross-sectional study of sickness absence, work-related symptoms and environmental monitoring of darkroom technicians in a hospital in Glasgow
||Feb. 1993, Vol.43, No.1, p.27-31. 15 ref.
||Nine female technicians using both manual and automatic photography processing methods were matched by age, sex and smoking habits with controls. All were interviewed using a questionnaire about symptoms experienced during the day in question and the preceding month. Sickness absence information was obtained, and there was an occupational hygiene evaluation of the working environment. The technicians had similar numbers of episodes of sickness absence to the controls (23 versus 24, respectively) but had many more days of absence attributed to sickness (204 versus 41). The total number of "monthly" symptoms experienced by the technicians was greater than the controls (11 versus 30) as was the number of "daily" complaints (26 versus 6). In all cases, respiratory symptoms were responsible for about one-third of problems, but the differences were not statistically significant. Occupational hygiene results were all within normal limits.
||developers; dark-room work; photography; hospitals; chemical hazards; occupational health survey
||sickness absenteeism; comparative study; respiratory diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Other industries and occupations
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Health care services
Printing, photography and photocopying industry