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November 6, 2018

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Occupational Skin Disorders

Occupational Skin Disorders: 3-Moments of Skin Care

Dermatitis is just one of a number of Occupational Skin Disorders (OSDs) which collectively pose a threat to health, safety and efficiency in the workplace, as well as to the mental, physical and social wellbeing of the individuals affected.

According to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine more than one in 10 workers suffer from dermatitis, sore and inflamed skin on the hands which can make routine manual tasks a challenge.

The 3-Moments of Skin Care is a universal best practice standard for skin care which heralds a breakthrough in the fight against OSDs.

Deb: Preventing occupational skin disorders: skin care best practiceOccupational hand hygiene and skin care specialists, Deb, recently launched whitepaper, ‘Preventing Occupational Skin Disorders: Skin Care Best Practice’, downloadable from SHP here.

Within the white paper, the 3-Moments of Skin Care is clearly reaffirmed as the industry standard for skin care and the document explains how businesses can adopt these moments to improve skin behaviour compliance in the workplace.

The 3-Moments of Skin Care is the work of an expert panel of eight international dermatologists who have combined their wealth of experience and a comprehensive analysis of 75 published occupational skin care studies.

The studies identify when skin care action is required and highlights when skin protection or restorative creams should be applied by workers.

Paul Jakeway, Marketing Director at Deb, says: “The aim of the 3-Moments of Skin Care is to help occupational health and safety professionals develop a culture where skin health is considered a priority and where the wider workforce can understand, address and improve skin care behaviour compliance.

“The ultimate objective is to reduce the incidence of OSDs and change workplace culture so that it is no longer deemed acceptable for workers to have to tolerate painful skin conditions. We believe the 3-Moments of Skin Care will form the catalyst for change in skin care behaviour.”

To find out more, download the ‘Preventing Occupational Skin Disorders: Skin Care Best Practice’ whitepaper here.

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Arguably one of the best-known rugby players in the world, Jonny Wilkinson CBE famously kicked the drop goal that won England the 2003 World Cup with just seconds left in the final. Much of Jonny’s success on the field, however, took its psychological toll. Jonny has dealt with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. In his honest, unguarded speech, entitled ‘Success on the field and mental health: a personal account of understanding what matters’, Jonny will recount how his focus and dedication to the sport he loves meant overlooking important parts of his life.

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