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Skin Surveillance

Occupational Health

Skin Surveillance

What is Skin Surveillance

Skin surveillance is typically required for employees exposed to and handling sensitising agents and skin irritants including machine oils, solvents, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. These chemicals and irritants slowly degrade the skin causing dryness, cracking and itching which can become very unpleasant for the employee. It is worth remembering an employee’s health should not be affected by the work they do and their hands are very much part of their health. Over time certain sensitising chemicals can cause and trigger skin sensitisation which along with exacerbated symptoms can in serious cases lead to anaphylaxis. Skin surveillance contributes to compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

We can help you to manage this by completing skin health surveillance checks. These can be part of a health surveillance program or a standalone skin check. It typically includes a questionnaire and a visual skin check.

Following the skin health surveillance checks the employee and the employer will be given a Fitness for Work Certificate stating the outcome as fit for work or fit for work with restrictions.

Where can Skin Health Surveillance Checks be Carried Out

As with most of our services, these can be at your workplace or our offices in Wootton Bassett. If it’s only a handful of people or individuals then our office works well otherwise it makes sense to arrange at your workplace.

What are Offsite Occupational Health Services?

What are Offsite Occupational Health Services?

Occupational health Surveillance for Recycling Company

Due to differing Health and Safety regulations overseas employees may have been exposed to different levels of toxicity which may have created exposure above current UK COSHH exposure limits.

Face fit Testing for Paint Production Company in Calne

This paint company in Calne had been informed by the HSE that they were non-compliant with correct PPE for their workers, who were being potentially over exposed to harmful chemicals. There was a gap with face fit testing of RPE (respiratory protective equipment)…face masks to normal people.

Chest X-Rays for Refuse Company (Silica Exposure) based in Wiltshire

This refuse company contacted Safewell as they required Chest X-Rays for their staff. Silica is in use throughout their company. Chest X-Rays are a consideration and in some cases, necessary medical checks for employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).

Design and Manufacturing, Chippenham – Occupational Health Surveillance Medicals (Skin Checks, Lung Function, Nickel & Lead testing)

A Design and Manufacturing company in Chippenham contacted Safewell to carry out their onsite Health Surveillance to ensure they comply with Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and regulation 11 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 for exposure to lead and nickel.

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