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Electricians are at Risk...

Using the experience and expertise gained, Deb Australia has specifically developed protective creams to help combat the risk of contracting occupational dermatitis within the work place and help to meet the skin safety requirements found within the electrical industry.

An occupational skin disease may be defined as a disease in which an employee is exposure to a physical, chemical, or biological agent or a mechanical force that has been the cause or played a major role in the development of the disease. This can occur in any industry including that of the electrical sector.

Work related dermatitis (sometimes called eczema) is one of the major occupational skin diseases and is caused by a person coming into contact with a hazardous agent(s). In electronic factories, the assembly of printed circuit boards includes a soldering process in which soldering fluxes are used.

The most commonly reported cases of contact allergy associated within this industry are caused by rosin in flux resulting either from direct contact with the flux or from exposure to solder fume.

Dermatitis can often be related to workplace factors. It is characterised by redness, itching, scaling, rashes, hives or blistering of the skin.

The two common forms of dermatitis usually seen in the workplace are allergic dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. When the skin comes into contact with certain substances at work, this can cause occupational dermatitis to occur.

The employer has an important role in controlling workplace exposures to agents which cause occupational dermatitis and in providing appropriate health surveillance and encouraging employees to report symptoms at an early stage.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Deb Australia on 1800 090 330