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Document ID (ISN)76859
CIS number 01-726
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1825-0
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSG 207
Health and Safety Executive
Title Choice of skin care products for the workplace
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2001. iv, 12p. Illus. 8 ref. Price: GBP 3.00.
Abstract Certain substances used at the workplace can damage the skin. This guidance booklet is aimed at employers and safety and health specialists who may have to provide skin care products for workers. Main topics covered: signs and symptoms of occupational dermatitis (contact dermatitis, eczema) and industrial sectors involved; how dermatitis is caused (irritation, sensitization); employers' responsibilities; various types of skin care products (pre-work or barrier creams, skin cleansers, after-work creams or moisturisers) and their effectiveness; allergic reactions to skin care products; criteria for choosing skin care products. An appendix includes examples of substances which can cause dermatitis.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; training material; skin protection; skin creams
Descriptors (secondary) irritation; skin allergies; dermatitis; sensitization; training manuals; barrier creams; eczema
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin protection
OSH training