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Occupational Skin Disease
This talk covers Occupational Skin Disease, which we will call OSD. OSD is any abnormality of the skin that is either caused by, or aggravated by, the work we do.
It is one of the most common health problems in the workplace. OSD accounts for nearly 10% of all days lost from work-related causes. (The highest, at 30%, is from muscle and bone problems.).
OSD can be difficult to diagnose because there are so many causes of skin abnormalities. Infectious conditions, such as measles, can be passed from one person to another. OSD is not infectious so it can’t be caught or passed on.LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this talk you will understand:
• the structure and function of the skin;
• the types of OSD;
• possible causes of OSD; and
• how to prevent and treat OSD