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Document ID (ISN)69489
CIS number 97-1261
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Halliday-Bell J., Palmer K., Crane G.
Title Health and safety behaviour and compliance in electroplating workshops
Bibliographic information May 1997, Vol.47, No.4, p.237-240. 7 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of employers and employees in six electroplating establishments in the United Kingdom revealed a lack of compliance with statutory requirements regarding the control of substances hazardous to health; deficiencies were evident in assessment, control and health surveillance. Many employees had work-related skin problems, typically dermatitis. In general, workers were ignorant about the hazards of the materials handled, and did not always use adequate personal protective equipment, or adopt a skin care programme. There is a need for better training and more attention to skin care in these workshops.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; risk awareness; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; dermatitis; skin protection; personal protective equipment; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Surface treatment
Psychological factors