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Prevention of occupational skin disease through use of chemical protective gloves.

Authors
Berardinelli-SP
Source
Dermatol Clin 1988 Jan; 6(1):115-119
NIOSHTIC No.
00189542
Abstract
Preventing occupational skin diseases through using chemical protective gloves was discussed. The technique for selecting chemical protective gloves was summarized. This involves performing job task and chemical exposure analyses which reveal the physical and chemical properties needed for resisting attack by the expected chemical exposures. The properties of elastic polymers or elastomers used in chemical protective gloves were summarized. It was noted that in selecting a protective glove its physical properties, which depend on glove thickness and surface texture, must be balanced against the chemical resistance requirements such at its ability to resist degradation and permeation. Evaluating degradation and permeation were considered. Practical applications of data on degradation and permeation when testing candidate gloves were discussed. Procedures for selecting chemical protective gloves were illustrated using three case studies. They involved a worker who developed irritant contact dermatitis after spray painting small automobile parts, a gas company employee who developed allergic contact dermatitis resulting from exposure to the diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A used as a binder in epoxy resins used to join plastic gas lines, and a worker in a plating facility who was fatally poisoned as a result of immersing his unprotected hands in a sodium- cyanide (143339) plating solution.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Skin-disorders; Protective-clothing; Occupational-health; Skin-exposure; Case-studies; Materials-testing; Risk-analysis; Cyanide-poisoning
CODEN
DRMCDJ
CAS No.
143-33-9
Publication Date
19880101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0733-8635
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Dermatologic Clinics
State
WV
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