Professions Susceptible to Cases of Industrial DermatitisRead to see if you are working in an environment which suffers high rates of industrial dermatitis
Workplaces Which Are Susceptible To Industrial Dermatitis
Because every human being is different and reacts differently to chemicals, circumstances and situations, it is impossible to say precisely which people in which professions will suffer from industrial dermatitis, but below are a range of the most common professions in which industrial dermatitis is prevalent.
Hairdressers and Barbers: frequent exposure to shampoos, conditioners, dyes and many other hair treatment products can increase the risk of developing skin conditions, as well as the risk created by spending a lot of time with wet hands.
Cooks and caterers: those who work with food are at risk of developing skin issues through the repeated contact with ingredients in which irritants and allergens may be found, as well as the frequency with which workers must wash their hands. On top of this due to the nature of catering, there are likely to be a range of cleaning products and procedures which all may increase the risk of developing issues with the skin.
Beauticians work with a range of chemicals designed to make customers more beautiful, radiant and youthful, but some of the products they use can be very harsh on the skin if it is exposed regularly, rather than for the customers who only visit occasionally.
Machine operatives of all sorts can be at an increased risk, depending on the type of machine they are working, and the product they work with. Metalworking can be a very high-risk profession because of the small shards of metal that may be created, but also the dusts and gases which may be released during their work.
Anyone working in the rubber, glass or ceramics industry is at a higher risk because of the potentially dangerous chemicals and circumstances with which they operate.
Floristry might seem like a fairly low-risk occupation, but the potential for developing irritant or allergic contact dermatitis is really quite high due to the nature and variety of plants and the chemicals some of them contain.
Dental Practitioners, nurses and doctors all carry quite a high risk due to the nature of some of the procedures they perform and the chemicals used within their businesses.
Farmers and agricultural workers are at a particularly high risk because of the nature of products they use and are surrounded by during their working day.
Almost anyone, in almost any occupation has the possibility of developing irritant or allergic contact dermatitis at some point during their career; it all depends on their exposure to elements which do not agree with their skin – for tips on how to avoid developing it in the first place, see our page on ‘How Industrial Dermatitis can be prevented in the workplace’.
If you, or someone you know is a victim of ‘industrial dermatitis’ then call our advice line free, 0800 122 3130 or request a free call back when its convenient for you.
Claiming For Your Industrial Dermatitis
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If you are unsure if you have a claim for industrial dermatitis (sometimes called occupational dermatitis), then call our personal injury claims team for free, no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your condition and talk to you with what’s happened and can tell you if you have a claim or not. Call us 24/7 on 0800 122 3130.
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