Railroad Shop Workers

  • Hanspeter RastEmail author
Living reference work entry


In railroad shops, a broad spectrum of craftsmen with different skin risks including lubricants, coolants, adhesives, solvents, and paints are employed. Skin irritation and wet work in car cleaning facilities as well as sunlight radiation and climatic factors in track maintenance may form additional skin hazards.


Railroad Craftsman Lubricants Adhesives Paints Cleansing agents Sunlight Climate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Occupational MedicineSuva (Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund)LuzernSwitzerland

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