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Machinists

  • Diana Miguel
  • Sibylle Schliemann
  • Undine Frank
  • Peter Elsner
Living reference work entry

Abstract

The job of a machinist is to shape raw metal pieces into products using specialized machinery. Skin exposure of machinists is due to both mechanical and chemical irritants. Physical factors are metal chips and metal dust, friction, pressure, heat, and humidity. Chemical exposure is mainly to metalworking fluids, oils, and solvents.

Keywords

Machinists Metal industry Cutting fluids 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Miguel
    • 1
  • Sibylle Schliemann
    • 1
  • Undine Frank
    • 1
  • Peter Elsner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital JenaJenaGermany

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