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Document ID (ISN)102790
CIS number 03-1699
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2751-9
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 158
Author(s) Brown T., Rushton L.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The development of risk reduction strategies for the prevention of dermatitis in the UK printing industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. iv, 76p. Illus. 90 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
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Abstract The primary objectives of this study were: to identify a range of low cost, practicable and acceptable interventions to reduce the incidence of occupational dermatitis in the UK printing industry; to carry out preliminary testing of the acceptability and efficacy of these interventions on a small scale; to use these preliminary tests to provide information on the variability of the outcomes, which would aid sample size calculations for a future large scale intervention trial; to develop appropriate methodologies for the identification of intervention strategies for use in other occupational and non-occupational situations. This involved a review of the literature of preventative interventions studies in the workplace and the identification of risk reduction interventions specific to the industry through qualitative research, using a series of observational studies and focus groups.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; printing industry; risk factors; dermatitis; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; protective gloves; safety consciousness; information dissemination; applied research; report; personal protective equipment; barrier creams; information of personnel; United Kingdom
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Occupational health services