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Stonemasons

  • Anne SchmidtEmail author
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Abstract

Stonemasoning is an occupation related to multiple health hazards. Stonemasons work in big workshops mostly unheated at wintertime. They handle heavy loads causing back injury. They are exposed to noise and silica dust. To reduce exposure to crystalline silica dust they use wet methods to keep the dust down. They use powered hand tools that cause hand-arm vibration.

Keywords

Carpal tunnel syndrome Schena Silicoderma Skleroderma Vibration white finger Wet work 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Büro für BerufsdermatologieNürnbergGermany

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