- Safety and Health Topics
- Dermal Exposure
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states occupational skin diseases are the second most common type of occupational disease. The following references will aid in creating a greater awareness of possible hazards.
- Formaldehyde. OSHA Fact Sheet, (April 2011). Describes formaldehyde and its potential hazards in the workplace.
- A Safety and Health Practitioner's Guide to Skin Protection. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health (eLCOSH), (2000). Provides a very detailed reference on dermal exposure related to cement products such as concrete, mortar, plaster, grout, stucco, terrazzo, and other products.
- OSHA Technical Manual (OTM). OSHA Directive TED 01-00-015 [TED 1-0.15A], (January 20, 1999).
- Polymer Matrix Materials: Advanced Composites. Provides a description of manufacturing polymer matrix materials and the hazards associated with skin exposure to some of the chemicals used in this industry.
- Update on Hazardous Drugs. OSHA, (August 1, 2016). A recent systematic review of existing programs and requirements.
- Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. When searching the database you may want to set the "Route" field to "DERMAL."
- For additional information on hazards associated with dermal exposure, see OSHA's Safety and Health Topics Pages on:
- Occupational Dermatoses. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Slide Presentation, (1981). Provides a slide presentation with notes of skin disorders due to occupational exposures to chemicals, UV radiation, etc.
- Data From the Bureau of Labor Statistics-Worker Health by Industry and Occupation. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No.2001-120, (January 2001). Contains data on dermatitis in 1996.