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Managing dermatitis in small businesses

Provided is information for LA enforcement officers to help them deal with issues related to the risk of dermatitis in small and medium sized businesses. It provides information about the main occupational risks along with appropriate control measures and other sources of advice and information to provide to duty holders. The information covers the risk for dermatitis in hairdressing, cleaning work, catering, floristry and printing.

Information provided includes:

Recognising dermatitis

Hazards and risk factors for dermatitis

Preventative control measures including selecting protective gloves

Industry specific advice

Non-technical newsletters summarising actions to prevent dermatitis

A plain language glossary of technical terms

Click here for details of how dermatitis affects workers in different employment

Click here for background information to support inspection work

For further information please contact: or tel: 01298 218416

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