Occupational skin diseases are estimated to cost the European Union EUR 600 million every year, resulting in around three million lost working days. They affect virtually all industry and business sectors and force many workers to change jobs. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is producing a series of fact sheets on occupational safety and health information about dangerous substances for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2003. This fact sheet contains information on skin sensitizers as well as preventive measures for skin exposure. Contents: causes of occupational skin problems; allergic skin diseases; skin sensitizers; preventing exposure.
allergens; occupational diseases; European Union; risk factors; sensitizers; health hazards; skin allergies
workplace monitoring; change of employment; limitation of exposure; substitution; information of personnel; medical supervision; cost of diseases; data sheet; personal protective equipment
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