More than 1 in 10 workers suffer from dermatitis(1) – the symptoms of which are sore and inflamed skin on the hands, which can make routine manual tasks difficult. Dermatitis is just one of several occupational skin disorders (OSDs) which collectively pose a threat to health, safety and efficiency in the workplace, as well as to the mental, physical and social wellbeing of the individuals affected.
Deb has recently released the new 'Preventing occupational skin disorders: Skin care best practice' whitepaper, as part of the DebSafe™ program.
Featuring contributions from leading industry experts, and workers who have been affected by occupational skin disorders (OSDs), the whitepaper puts OSDs in the spotlight, highlighting the prevailing issues facing workers and industry.
OSDs, particularly work-related hand eczema, are a serious health issue that currently go largely unreported in the workplace. The whitepaper is an insightful resource for health and safety professionals, showcasing the seriousness of the issue and offering guidance on how employers can take control through a preventative skin care programme, incorporating a new best practice standard.
The whitepaper introduces the '3-Moments of Skin Care', a new universal best practice standard for skin care and breakthrough in the fight against OSDs.
 Luckhaupt et. Al; American Journal of Industrial Medicine 56:623-634 (2013)