Occupational skin disease is the most widespread cause of occupational ill health.
Last year over 3000 new cases of Occupational dermatitis were reported, with 75% of these being as a result of contact with substances from soaps to hazardous chemicals. Initial signs can range from redness and itchiness to scalding and if left unchecked, leave the sufferer with cracked skin prone to bleeding. It can often prove so detrimental to workers that role modifications are necessary.
Skin surveillance is carried out in the form of regular checks to employees working in a wide variety of industries including:
Although skin disease happens more in certain high risk industry sectors, the food industry being one, where direct contact occurs with food, the law states that employees and employers have to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) trading and working in all the above industries.
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