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Process, Practice & Impact classification:

The following processes, practices and impacts relate to key technical and commercial activities of the Scottish shale oil industry or are associated with the community and environmental impact of their operations :

3.1.2 - Occupational Health
Many oilworkers suffered from skin disorders as a result of working in clothes saturated with oils and waxes. Upper arms and ankles inevitably became heavily soiled, resulting in skin infections, growths and cancers. Scrotal and facial cancers were also reported, often with fatal consequences. This occupational disease was directly related to a lack of washing facilities in the workface. The installation of works baths at Pumpherston in c.1925, greatly eased this problem. Occupational health issues that affected miners included respiratory and hearing problems

3 - Social Impact
3.1 - Workplace
3.1.1 - Worker's Representation (26 Items)
3.1.2 - Occupational Health (52 Items)
3.1.3 - Personal Histories: Working Lives (139 Items)
3.2 - Home & Community
3.2.1 - Friendly Societies & Cooperatives (22 Items)
3.2.2 - Public Health (6 Items)
3.2.3 - Personal Histories: Home & Community Lives (116 Items)
3.2.4 - Community Organisations, Sports & Pastimes (26 Items)
3.2.5 - Events, Occasions & Presentations (56 Items)
3.3 - Influence & Legacy
3.3.1 - Emigration and Overseas Influence (35 Items)
3.3.2 - Environmental Rehabilitation (20 Items)
3.3.3 - Celebrating & Recording Shale Heritage (44 Items)