Print staff hit by skin trouble

Nearly half of print workers have suffered from a skin complaint, according
to the HSE.

A total of 41 per cent of those who replied to the survey said they had
suffered from such a complaint at some time, while 11 per cent had a current

Most problems affected the fingers, the webs between them and the back of
the hand – despite using gloves.

Those working with printing presses showed the greatest tendency towards
skin problems, it added.

The survey was carried out among printers in the Midlands.

It is available from the HSE on 08701 545500.

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