Skin diseases are still one of the most common forms
of occupational diseases in industrialized nations. In fact, it is
estimated that 13 million workers expose their skin to harmful materials
and the total cost for work related skin diseases exceeds $1 billion
per year in the United States alone (Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, 2012). Gloves play an important role in protecting the skin
from chemical, physical and mechanical hazards. Safety concerns when
working on rotating machineries, or the loss of dexterity sometimes
limits the use of gloves and gloves themselves can add to skin stress by
the water and heat accumulation in the glove. Occupational skin care
products can be very effective in helping close the gaps of protection.
It is important to know the benefits, requirements and limitations of
such a program to protect the skin effectively from workplace
substances such as lubricants, grease, oil, acids, caustics,
detergents, solvents or metallic dust.
This webinar will give advice on how to include occupational skin
care products effectively in existing protection strategies to improve
skin health and worker satisfaction.
Attendees will learn:
- Typical skin issues linked to wearing gloves in the workplace
- How to combine the use of gloves with the use of occupational skin care products
- How skin care can contribute to the prevention of occupational dermatitis
- Applications of occupational skin care products
Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro - Owner
MI-SCI Consulting & Communications
Jason Tetro is a microbiologist with over 25
years’ experience in research although he is better known in the public
as The Germ Guy™. Jason is a self-described germevangelist and strives
to improve humanity relationship with germs. He writes for The
Huffington Post Canada, Popular Science and other national and
international media outlets. His science bestseller, The Germ Code
(Random House/Doubleday Canada) is now available on shelves all across
the nation. You can learn more about Jason at his website: http://jasontetro.com.