|Document ID (ISN)||109412|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Managing skin exposure risks at work
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2009. iv, 24p. Illus. 16 ref. Price: GBP 8.95.
||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.
||harmful substances; skin diseases; skin protection; hazard evaluation; risk factors; limitation of exposure
||protective gloves; responsibilities of employers; legal aspects; medical supervision; skin absorption; safe working methods; skin creams
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology