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.