|Document ID (ISN)||105199|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Flyvholm M.A., Mygind K., Sell L., Jensen A., Jepsen K.F.
||A randomised controlled intervention study on prevention of work related skin problems among gut cleaners in swine slaughterhouses
||Sep. 2005, Vol.62, No.9, p.642-649. Illus. 27 ref.
||This study evaluated the effect of an intervention to reduce work related skin problems in gut cleaning departments in Danish swine slaughterhouses. The intervention included educational activities on the use of gloves and skin care products, together with evidence based recommendations. The effect of the intervention was evaluated by telephone interviews using modified the Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (see CIS 04-317). A total of 644 (87.5%) participants responded at the baseline interview and 622 (71.6%) at the follow up interview one year later. At follow up, the frequency of eczema on hands or forearms in the intervention departments within the previous three months was reduced significantly from 56.2% at baseline to 41.0%, while a slight non-significant increase was observed in the comparison departments (from 45.9% to 50.2%).
||health programmes; Denmark; skin protection; skin diseases; slaughtering; swine
||protective gloves; skin creams; information of personnel; programme evaluation; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Workplace health promotion