What is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is an inflammatory condition of the skin and it can vary in severity. Dermatitis is not infections, so it cannot be passed from one person to another
Typical signs of Dermatitis are: dryness, itching, redness, swelling, blistering,cracking, flaking and bleeding. In severe cases nails can be affected. Where the eyes are involved, signs are runny eyes and redness. In severe cases eye lids maybe swollen and closed.
Work-related dermatitis is caused or made worse by work. It can develop as a consequence of workplace exposure to physical, chemical (including "wet work") or biological agents or to mechanical forces.
Background information on SKIN DISEASE
Information on PREVENTING CONTACT DERMATITIS AT WORK
A suitable step-by-step action plan may be summarised as follows:
If skin exposure cannot be avoided, the most suitable way to protect yourself is to wear suitable/appropriate hand protection