Further Information

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)’s webpages about skin at work have information for employees and employers, including the leaflet Working with substances hazardous to health – a brief guide to COSHH. This is available online free of charge or can be bought from HSE Books (Tel: 01787 81165).

The HSE website also has information on latex allergies.

The National Eczema Society has information on contact dermatitis, including the leaflet Contact dermatitis – have I got it? Free helpline: 0800 089 112 (open 8am–8pm, Monday to Friday).

The TUC has a guide to working with substances that cause skin problems.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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