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Document ID (ISN)102556
CIS number 03-1635
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pareja Torres M.C., de la Iglesia Huerta A.
Title Health surveillance of users of protective gloves
Original title La vigilancia de la salud en los usuarios de guantes de protección individual [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2003, No.26, p.25-40. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; medical supervision; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) hyperhidrosis; latex; irritation; skin diseases; pre-employment medical examinations; skin tests; individual susceptibility; periodic medical examinations; classification; skin allergies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection