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Legal regulations of occupational skin protection

  • Anne SchmidtEmail author
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Abstract

Legal regulations of occupational skin protection are different in different European countries. Some guidelines are compulsory in all countries that belong to the European Union, such as "Control of Substances Hazardous to Health" and "Personal Protective Equipment". The following presentation gives a survey of legal regulations of skin-protection measures in different European countries. The information was obtained by addressing the Labour Inspection Authorities in all European countries and asking them for detailed information. The above-mentioned guidelines are referred to, as well as corresponding regulations in European countries that do not belong to the European Union. National regulations for special substances or worker activities are reported. The survey may help to complete or improve national regulations on occupational skin protection, since this seems to be a necessary condition to reduce occupational skin diseases.

Keywords

Legal regulations of skin protection Occupational dermatoses European guidelines Personal protective equipment Control of substances hazardous to the skin 

References

  1. 1. Austria: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit Zentral Arbeitsinspektorat, Abteilung IX, 4, Praterstrasse 31, 1020 ViennaGoogle Scholar
  2. 2. Czech Republic: Státní Zdravotný Ústav, Srobárova 48, 100 42 Prague 10Google Scholar
  3. 3. Denmark: National Working Environment Authority, Landsgronagade 33, 21 00 CopenhagenGoogle Scholar
  4. 4. France: Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité, 30, rue Olivier Noyer, 75 680 Paris Cedex 14Google Scholar
  5. 5. Germany: Gewerbeärztlicher Dienst, Gewerbeaufsichtsamt Nürnberg, 90 336 NurembergGoogle Scholar
  6. 6. Norway: Direktoratet for Arbeidstilsynet, PO Box 8103 Dep, 0032 OsloGoogle Scholar
  7. 7. Poland: Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, Ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 WarsawGoogle Scholar
  8. 8. Switzerland: Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Postfach 43 58, 6002 LucerneGoogle Scholar

Further information

  1. Finland: Työterveslaitos, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, 00250 HelsinkiGoogle Scholar
  2. Great Britain: Health and Safety Executive, HSE Information Centre, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQGoogle Scholar
  3. Ireland: Health and Safety Authority, 10 Hogan Place, Dublin 2Google Scholar
  4. Italy: Istituto Superiore per la Prevenzione e la Sicurezza del Lavoro, Dipartimento di Medicina del Lavoro, Via Fontana Candida 1, 00040 Monteporzio Catone, RomeGoogle Scholar
  5. Sweden: Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Organizational and Medical Division, 171 84 Solna Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Juvenellstrasse 45NurembergGermany

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