Skin disease

Work-related skin problems are very common.  Work-related skin problems are caused or made worse by exposure to/coming into contact with substances such as chemicals, and also through having wet hands for long periods, while at work. In the non-metallic mineral industries the substances that can cause skin health problems are:

  • Wet cement
  • resins and hardeners
  • solvents used in paints, glues or other surface coatings
  • oils and greases

Further information, advice and guidance on how to prevent skin health problems can be found at the Skin at work microsite.

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Updated: 2021-05-19