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Document ID (ISN)100805
CIS number 02-1827
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bauer A., Kelterer D., Bartsch R., Pearson J., Stadeler M., Kleesz P., Elsner P., Williams H.
Title Skin protection in bakers' apprentices
Bibliographic information Feb. 2002, Vol.46, No.2, p.81-85. 26 ref.
Abstract To study skin protection and skin care measures among first year bakers' apprentices, apprentices were assigned either to a skin protection group trained in skin protection measures trained (n=39) or to a control group (n=55) and followed-up during four months. Barrier cream use in the skin protection group reached 100% by the end of the examination period. At that time, only 3.2% of the controls used barrier creams. The level of acceptance of protective gloves (skin protection group 43.3%; controls 32.3%) was considerably lower than that of barrier creams. The initial level of regular skin care was high in both groups (skin protection group 67.6%, controls 61.7%). After the intervention, the acceptance of skin care rose to 88.9% in the skin protection group compared to 68.1% in the controls. It is concluded that high rates in the compliance of skin protection measures can be achieved through intervention.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; skin protection; safety training in industry; apprentices
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; safety consciousness; disobeying safety instructions; case-control study; barrier creams; skin creams
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Food industry
Skin protection