Skin Surveillance


Occupational skin disease is important and a common health problem. Repeated skin irritation or skin sensitisation can lead to dermatitis. If detected early enough and worker’s exposure to the trigger substances are reduced, dermatitis may be cured or less severe. Left untreated it may become irreversible and even a small exposure may trigger a bad reaction. Our skin surveillance service allows us to pick up early warning warning signs of many forms of occupational skin disease and advise on the correct procedure to prevent any further risk.

Below, you’ll find a list of substances that are currently known to be causes of occupational skin disease:

  • Epoxy resins
  • Latex
  • Rubber chemicals
  • Soaps and cleaners
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Cement
  • Wet work
  • Enzymes
  • Wood

Solvents which contact the skin can also affect other chemicals which can make them more likely to become a cause cause occupational skin disease. Regularskin surveillance can ensure that your staff are not at risk and can shape how your business deals with these potential issues.

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Below, you’ll find a short list of just some of the occupations which one would consider to be ‘At Risk’ of causing occupational skin disease or could cause damage to skin. These occupations would benefit from regular skin surveillance to ensure the prolonged safety of their staff:

  • Construction work
  • Health service work
  • Rubber making
  • Printing
  • Paint spraying
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Electroplating
  • Cleaning
  • Catering
  • Hairdressing
  • Floristry

Health and skin surveillance is required under the COSHH regulations 2002, however this should never be considered to be an alternative to a proper control of exposure procedure. Occupational Medicals is happy to help you with your skin surveillance programme and are here to offer all the help and advice your business needs.

For further useful information on Skin Surveillance please contact us at enquiries@occupationalmedicals.co.uk or telephone 0844 310 9319.

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