|Document ID (ISN)||102556|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
|Convention or series no.
||Pareja Torres M.C., de la Iglesia Huerta A.
||Health surveillance of users of protective gloves
||La vigilancia de la salud en los usuarios de guantes de protección individual [in Spanish]|
||2003, No.26, p.25-40. Illus. 23 ref.
||Many workplaces present specific hazards to the skin of the hands and require the wearing of protective gloves. The use of protective gloves may cause undesired effects or be counter-indicated, which is why medical supervision is necessary. Contents of this review article on the medical supervision of users of protective gloves: definition of personal protective equipment (PPE) and protective gloves; classification of protective gloves according to their shape, type of hazard and material; proper use of protective gloves; undesired effects of using protective gloves (occlusion, mechanical irritation, sensitization); situations where use is counter-indicated (atopy, allergies, multiple surgery, dermatitis, hyperhidrosis); diagnosis of the aptitude to wear gloves (medical history, clinical examinations, skin tests, determination of IgEs and histamine release, measurement of percutaneous loss of water); medical examinations (pre-employment examinations, specific and periodical examinations); health surveillance by means of a skin disease prevention protocol, an example of which is included.
||protective gloves; medical supervision; risk factors
||hyperhidrosis; latex; irritation; skin diseases; pre-employment medical examinations; skin tests; individual susceptibility; periodic medical examinations; classification; skin allergies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Hand and arm protection