Occupational dermatitis


Versus Law Solicitors specialise in managing claims for persons who have come into contact with certain hazardous substances while at work and as a result of this, have contact dermatitis.  If the cause of skin inflammation is work related then this becomes known as occupational dermatitis.

Occupational dermatitis is a red itchy rash caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to it.


Symptoms of occupational dermatitis include:

  1. Dray, scaly, flaky skin
  2. Hives
  3. Oozing blisters
  4. Skin redness
  5. Skin that appears darkened or leathery
  6. Skin that burns
  7. Extreme itching
  8. Sun sensitivity

Occupational dermatitis can be caused by:

  1. Solvents
  2. Rubbing alcohol.
  3. Bleach and detergents.
  4. Shampoos, permanent wave solutions.
  5. Airborne substances, such as sawdust or wool dust.
  6. Plants
  7. Fertilisers and pesticides.

Professions that are considered to be at risk include:

  1. Cement workers
  2. Electricians
  3. House Painters
  4. Shoemakers
  5. Aircraft Assemblers.
  6. Medical Workers.
  7. Dental Workers.
  8. Textile Workers.
  9. Electronics Workers.
  10. Mechanics
  11. Printers
  12. Hairdressers
  13. Housekeeping
  14. Machinists
  15. Bakers
  16. Food Workers.
  17. Florists
  18. Farm Workers.
  19. Roofers
  20. Carpenters


Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) (COSHH):

These require employers to:

  1. Assess risks.
  2. Provide adequate control measures and ensure their use and maintenance.
  3. Provide information, instruction and training.
  4. Provide health surveillance in appropriate cases.


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