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Occupational Dermatitis can be defined as an inflammation of the skin caused by the working environment or by skin contact with a damaging substance. The symptoms and seriousness of the condition vary widely. Symptoms usually begin with redness and irritation, and occasionally, swelling. Occupational dermatitis is one of the most widespread causes of ill health and affects workers in many industry sectors, including food processing and especially catering.
Occupational Dermatitis is a non infectious disease caused by skin contact with substances used at work.Depending on the type of substances present dermatitis may be of two forms allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.Hence workers are provided with education at precautions to be taken at the workplace.