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Document ID (ISN)73995
CIS number 99-1887
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1545-6
Year 1998
Convention or series no. Guidance Note MS 24 (2nd edition)
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Medical aspects of occupational skin disease
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. 8p. 17 ref. Price: GBP 5.50.
Abstract This guidance note is addressed to health professionals to advise them on the surveillance of those at risk from irritants, sensitizers and other non-infective skin damaging agents, excluding ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. It aims to advise on: the incidence and nature of occupational skin disease; the role of employers in preventing occupational skin disease; suitable and necessary health surveillance; and the management of individual cases. Topics: data sheet; dermatitis; diagnosis; eczema; epidemiological aspects; hazard evaluation; irritants; list of chemical substances; medical supervision; sensitization dermatitis; sensitizers; skin diseases; skin tests; transfer to other work; United Kingdom.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; medical supervision; sensitizers; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; epidemiological aspects; United Kingdom; dermatitis; eczema; data sheet; list of chemical substances; hazard evaluation; skin tests; transfer to other work; diagnosis
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases