A great deal of attention about chemical dangers in the workplace gets focused on inhalation as an exposure route, but skin contact – especially via busy hands -- can also result in significant harm to human health. In many cases, skin is a more significant route of exposure than the lung.
Here are some jobs and professions where constant working with your hands can put you at risk of numerous hand hazards – infections, skin diseases, cuts, abrasions, allergic reactions and in the worst case, life-altering amputations:
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. It can have many causes and occurs in many forms. It usually involves an itchy rash on swollen, reddened skin.
Skin affected by dermatitis may blister, ooze, develop a crust or flake off. Examples of dermatitis include atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff and rashes caused by contact with any of a number of substances, such as poison ivy, soaps and jewelry with nickel in it.
Free e-book includes strategies for reducing the risk of occupational skin disorders
April 27, 2016
Deb Group, the world’s leading away-from-home skin care company, released an e-book today titled, “Does my Workplace Need Gloves, Hand Cream or Both?” which discusses strategies for reducing the risk of occupational skin disorders (OSDs).
Cummins Components Filtration and Deb Group Honored in 2016 Innovation Challenge
February 26, 2016
Today, the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council and Stewardship Action Council have announced the two honorees of the 2016 Innovation Challenge. The Cummins Components Filtration location in Izmir, Turkey, was selected for its multifaceted health and well-being program. Deb Group earned recognition for its “Fight Occupational Skin Disease” campaign.
Holiday weekend kicks off with reminder of skin cancer prevention
May 22, 2015
As warm weather approaches and millions of Americans prepare to enjoy the great outdoors, the risk for ultraviolet (UV) damage of the skin increases. Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer.