|Document ID (ISN)||105020|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Sell L., Flyvholm M.A., Lindhard G., Mygind K.
||Implementation of an occupational skin disease prevention programme in Danish cheese dairies
||Sep. 2005, Vol.53, No.3, p.155-161. Illus. 22 ref.
||The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of a programme to reduce occupational skin diseases in the cheese industry. The programme involved training activities and elements from an occupational health-management system. The effects were studied by telephone interviews using a questionnaire on work and exposure. The study population consisted of all employees at five cheese plants, divided into an intervention group participating in the programme and a non-participating control group. At baseline in October 2002, 557 employees were surveyed (participation rate of 83.8%). At follow up one year later, 650 current and former employees answered (participation rate of 81.8%). At follow up, skin symptoms were reduced significantly in all cheese factories, and significant increases in the use of gloves and moisturizing creams were observed in the intervention group.
||health programmes; dairy industry; skin diseases
||protective gloves; subjective assessment; Denmark; programme evaluation; eczema; case-control study; skin creams
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Workplace health promotion