The world needs your hands
Practical tools and guidance
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.