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


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.


Machinists Metal industry Cutting fluids 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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