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Document ID (ISN)29827
CIS number 78-1394
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maire Vigueur-Deschepper C.
Title Dermatosis in metalworking shops: 14 case studies in one plant
Original title Les dermatoses dans la métallurgie (A propos de 14 cas dans une entreprise). [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Lille, Faculté de médecine, Lille, France, 1976. 99p. 81 ref.
Abstract MD thesis. The author reviews various types of dermatosis found in the metalworking industry (20% of reported cases in France), describes some processes involving the use of cutting fluids, and reports on 14 case studies observed in a plant manufacturing motorcar gear boxes and rear axle drives. Analysis of these cases highlights the problems encountered by plant physicians in arriving at a diagnosis and establishing the occupational nature of these skin disorders. The principal preventive measures are: automation; elimination of hazards from cutting fluids (composition, fluid supply and replenishment); workplace hygiene.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; metalworking industry; cutting fluids
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; case study; France; health engineering; diagnosis; thesis; aetiology
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry
Skin diseases