Occupational dermatitis is the inflammation of skin which is caused by contact with certain hazardous substances or other elements of your working environment. It can be very painful and affect a person’s ability to work, as well as their own personal and social life.
Symptoms of occupational dermatitis include:
- Redness and dryness
- Blistering, cracking or weeping
- Scaling and flaking
- Blotchiness of the skin
Dermatitis is most frequently suffered on the hands as these are most often exposed to any damaging substances.
Substances which can lead to dermatitis include:
- Hand sanitisers – a further repercussion of the COVID-19 pandemic (link to article)
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, all employers have a duty of care to their employees. They must ensure they are protected from any potential health risks. This includes providing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, which can limit exposure to any causative substances.
If you think you are suffering from dermatitis which has been caused by your place of work, then you need to speak to GA’s industrial disease team today. Our experienced team is ranked in established legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers UK so you can be assured you are in the best possible hands.
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