Employees are entitled to information about hazards in the workplace and those contained in the Risk Assessment. They are also entitled to information on the protective and preventive measures to be taken.

Employees who are likely to work with and be exposed to substances causing dermatitis need information, instruction and supervision so that they know and understand the following;

  • Label and safety data sheet for chemicals used in the workplace
  • Substances which are known to cause dermatitis in  the workplace
  • Risk Assessment
  • Proper use of control measures
  • Need to report any failures in control measures
  • Risks to health
  • Symptoms of sensitisation
  • Importance of reporting symptoms at an early stage
  • Role of health surveillance
  • Self examining and reporting