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Document ID (ISN)75604
CIS number 00-1266
ISSN - Serial title 0373-4048 - Bulletin du ciment
Year 1999
Convention or series no. 88170.d 88170.f 88170.i
Author(s) Abderhalden R., Hofer H., Jacobs F., Rast H.
Title Special issue: Protection against cement-induced skin diseases
Original title Numéro spécial: Protection contre les dermatoses provoquées par le ciment [in French]
Schutz vor Hautkrankheiten durch Zement [in German]
Protezione dalle malattie cutanee causate dal cemento [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1999, special issue, p.1-11 (whole issue). Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Eczema due to cement is one of the most frequent skin diseases in Switzerland among construction workers. Approximately 100 new cases are reported every year. Eczema due to cement can be classified into two main groups: toxico-irritant eczemas and allergic eczemas. Workers at risk are primarily masons, unskilled labourers and tilers whose skin is frequently in contact with mortar. Protective measures consist primarily in limiting contact with harmful substances, using products to protect the skin and washing hands carefully after work. When wearing gloves, cotton gloves with nitrile coating are to be preferred to leather gloves. Implementation of a skin protection plan at the company or the construction site allows taking into account individual conditions of the workplaces.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; Switzerland; training material; building industry; cement dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; skin allergies; training manuals; toxic substances; eczema
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Construction industry and civil engineering
OSH training
Occupational health services