The purpose of the present study was to investigate occupational health problems relating to the hands of car mechanics.
A descriptive study was performed among all car mechanics in 22 car repair shops using a self-administered questionnaire.
In total, 172 car mechanics returned the questionnaire (92%). Fourteen per cent reported occurrence of white fingers, 24% reported occurrence of paresthesias in hands or arms, 41% reported that dry skin on their hands was often a problem, 46% reported occurrence of hand eczema, and 28% had experienced more than 20 cuts on the hands in the past year.
A significant relationship was found between the occurrence of hand eczema and employment for less than 14 years as a car mechanic.
This was also found for occurrence of white fingers and cuts on the hands.
Further surveillance of the working environment among car mechanics seems to be required.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Garage commercial, Homme, Paresthésie, Eczéma, Raynaud syndrome, Main pathologie, Blessure, Médecine travail, Système nerveux pathologie, Trouble neurologique, Trouble sensibilité, Peau pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Capillaire sanguin pathologie, Système nerveux autonome pathologie, Acrosyndrome, Mécanicien
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Commercial garage, Human, Paresthesia, Eczema, Raynaud phenomenon, Disease of the hand, Injury, Occupational medicine, Nervous system diseases, Neurological disorder, Sensitivity disorder, Skin disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Capillary vessel disease, Diseases of the autonomic nervous system, Acrosyndrome
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