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Document ID (ISN)107265
CIS number 07-1334
ISBN(s) 0-7176-6149-0
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 372
Author(s) Brown T., Rushton L.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Derivation of baseline data for incidence of skin disease amongst printers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. iv, 19p. Illus. 15 ref. Price: GBP 10.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract An objective of the Health and Safety Executive is to reduce the incidence of work-related skin disease by 2010, measured against an incidence rate for the year 2000. A previous study on the prevalence of dermatitis in the printing sector showed that current reporting schemes largely underestimate the true burden of the disease. The aim of the current study was to re-examine the data collected by this previous study using a questionnaire and to provide a new estimate of the incidence of occupational dermatitis among printers. This analysis resulted in an estimated incidence of 420 cases for 100,000 workers during 2000.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; frequency rates; skin diseases; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; report; medical supervision; role of workers' organizations; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry