This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the management of dermatitis in the workplace.

It is intended to be of use to employers, employees, occupational health and other health professionals. The main focus of this work is dermatitis in healthcare workers, so most of the recommendations and good practice points are quite specific to the healthcare setting. 

The accompanying leaflets are aimed specifically at managing dermatitis in healthcare workers. 

However, some of the recommendations are more general, and are applicable across a wide range of industries. 

Full guideline (2009)

Healthcare professionals leaflet (2009)

Employers leaflet (2009)

Employees leaflet (2009)

Please see the example Prevention and Management of Work-Related Skin Disorders Policy from the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust for you to use and adapt for your own Trust if you wish.  Please ensure you acknowledge the authors if you do use this example Policy.

Example Skin Disorders Policy - Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Please see a useful powerpoint presentation developed by the OH & Wellbeing at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Looking After Your Hands At Work presentation