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The world needs your hands

Practical tools and guidance

The world needs your hands
  • Denmark
Provider: 
Arbejdsmiljøweb — the website of the employer association of the welfare and public administration sectors
Available in languages: 
Danish
Description: 

Caring for your hands requires careful consideration. The short leaflet focuses on the risk of occupational skin diseases in the social and healthcare sector, providing information about the risks of wet work. It includes the life story of a young woman who had to leave her job because of an occupational skin disease. The message is that many hands are needed in the social and healthcare sector. Therefore, skin damage should be prevented. Skin damage can result in serious problems. It is painful and can be very limiting in everyday life — both at work and at home. A skin injury limits what one can do in everyday life.

Sector / Industry covered: 
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Tasks covered: 
Not applicable
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects: 
Skin sensitisers
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Prevention measures: 
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Type
Type: 
Visual resources
Target group: 
Workers