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Work related contact dermatitis in the catering sector is the one of the main causes of occupational ill health (especially for staff undertaking 'wet work' i.e., in regular contact with wet food and liquids). In this industry the number of new cases of dermatitis each year is twice the general industry average. This risk for dermatitis relates to frequent 'wet work' due to handling food or washing equipment and surfaces. More advice on this can be found on the HSE website.

What causes dermatitis?

Selecting appropriate gloves

Health check

Preventing dermatitis

For further information please contact: or tel: 01298 218416.

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