Table 2 Number (%*) of respondents by area affected and process
Part affected
(n) Fingers or webs Back of hands Palms Wrists Forearms

Pre-press
    Platemaking (50) 32 (64) 23 (46) 13 (26)  7 (14) 6 (12)
    Correction of litho plates (54) 32 (59) 25 (46) 10 (19) 13 (24) 8 (15)
    Typesetting (15) 5 (33) 2 (13) 6 (40)  1 (7) 3 (20)
    Photo reproduction (17) 7 (41) 4 (24) 5 (29)  4 (24) 5 (29)
Printing
    Inks with solvents (89) 44 (49) 36 (40) 18 (20) 22 (25) 24 (27)
    UV cured inks, varnishes, or laquers (67) 35 (52) 23 (34) 13 (19) 13 (19) 21 (31)
    Cleaning of litho rollers and cylinders (173) 96 (55) 77 (45) 33 (19) 38 (22) 53 (31)
    Paste inks (28) 12 (43) 15 (54) 4 (14)  8 (29) 9 (32)
    Water inks (19) 9 (47) 5 (26) 5 (26)  2 (11) 6 (32)
    Inks, lacquers, and adhesives containing isocyanates (42) 25 (60) 13 (31) 11 (26) 12 (29) 12 (29)
Finishing
    Handling of press room consumables (75) 42 (56) 31 (41) 14 (19) 16 (21) 16 (21)
    Guillotining (49) 29 (59) 22 (45) 10 (20)  4 (8) 9 (18)

*Percentages out of total reporting daily involvement with the specific process.

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