Skin at work

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English
2017

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This page provides information on the importance of skin protection. The following sections give more information on specific topics for different partners: employers, employees and trainees (What are work-related skin diseases?, Latex allergies, How does exposure happen?, How can they be prevented?, High-risk jobs, What does the law say?) and H&S and medical professionals (Causes of skin disease, Structure and functions of the skin, Understanding the causes, Skin infections, Causative agents, Managing exposure risks, Legal requirements, Information for inspectors, Training resources).

Resources:

  • Publications.
  • Posters.
  • Case studies (Photographic chemicals, Tiler, Hairdressing, Latex allergies in the healthcare sector, Catering industry, Meat processing, Paint manufacturing, Fabric coater).
  • Image gallery.
  • Statistics.
  • Research.
  • Presentations.
  • Videos.
  • Links.
  • FAQs (General questions, Hairdressing FAQs, Catering FAQs, Cleaning FAQs, Dental practice FAQs).

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Zpracování a konzervování masa a výroba masných výrobků
Výroba pletených a háčkovaných materiálů
Tisk a rozmnožování nahraných nosičů
Výroba nátěrových barev, laků a jiných nátěrových materiálů, tiskařských barev a tmelů
STAVEBNICTVÍ
Poskytování cateringových a ostatních stravovacích služeb
Fotografické činnosti
Úklidové činnosti
ZDRAVOTNÍ A SOCIÁLNÍ PÉČE
Kadeřnické, kosmetické a podobné činnosti
Provider: 
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Beauty Culture
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Contact with Humans or Animals
Dyeing or Tanning
Food Processing
Handling Chemicals
Medical and Dental Services
Printing or Photography
Hazard - health effects: 
Skin sensitisers
Irritants
Infection
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Prevention measures: 
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Risk assessment
Training
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Supervisor
Trainees
Trainers
Workers
Workers representatives

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