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Document ID (ISN)109412
CIS number 09-341
ISBN(s) 978-0-7176-6309-5
Year 2009
Convention or series no. HSG262
Health and Safety Executive
Title Managing skin exposure risks at work
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2009. iv, 24p. Illus. 16 ref. Price: GBP 8.95.
Abstract Many materials used at work can affect the skin or can pass through the skin, potentially causing diseases elsewhere in the body. This booklet provides practical advice to employers and safety and health specialists to help prevent these diseases. It covers the protective role of the skin, ill-health arising from skin exposure, recognising potential skin exposure at the workplace and managing skin exposure to prevent disease. It can help employers comply with their legal duties by preventing or controlling exposure to the hazards by using and maintaining suitable controls.
Descriptors (primary) harmful substances; skin diseases; skin protection; hazard evaluation; risk factors; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; responsibilities of employers; legal aspects; medical supervision; skin absorption; safe working methods; skin creams
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Skin protection
Risk evaluation