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    Compensation for skin conditions at work


    Some workplaces have different rules and regulations in place compared to others. A lot will depend on the nature of the work that takes place, but in every case the workplace should adhere to every health and safety rule applicable for that particular location.

    In some cases this might involve providing safety equipment for employees to make use of when needed. In every case training is likely to be provided in some sense, depending on the nature of the job at hand. It might also be prudent to provide advice on how to prevent certain things from happening.

    A good example of this concerns skin conditions at work. While most of us will never suffer from a condition like this, whether work-related or otherwise, there is the potential for it to cause distress and upset, not to mention pain. Skin conditions might include dermatitis, which can potentially occur in more than one way.

    In the allergic type of the condition someone could prove to be allergic to a particular substance and come up in a rash as a result. In the irritant type of the condition they may potentially develop sores and flaky skin if they are repeatedly exposed to the same irritant.

    How can you avoid getting skin conditions at work?

    If you are working with a substance and you develop a rash because of it, protective equipment should be provided, even if no one else suffers from the same condition. If one or more people are found to have the irritant version of this condition it would be imperative to provide advice on how to prevent it from occurring in other cases. Occupational health advice would also be prudent, as would regular monitoring of the cases to make sure they do not progress.

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    Date Published: April 6, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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