Healthy Handling 2005: Wet cement skin

Contact may lead to dermatitis and burns


Wet cement

Dermatitis and burns can be caused by contact with cement and cement products
Brick and block layers are especially at risk from contact with mortar

HSE Inspectors will expect to find:

  • assessment of risks from cement and management arrangements to control exposure;
  • hot and cold running water, adequate sized basins, means of washing and drying hands;
  • regular skin inspections by a trained, competent person where there is residual risk.

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Updated 2021-08-04