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GERMANY: Launch of the National Week dedicated to the prevention of occupational skin diseases

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > GERMANY: Launch of the National Week dedicated to the prevention of occupational skin diseases

peau allemagneThe “Skin and work” information campaign, held from 3 to 7 November 2014, aims to reduce the large number of occupational skin diseases. In 2011, more than 25,000 cases of skin disease were reported to the OSH insurer, the DGUV; this represents 35.2% of all reported cases. The DGUV therefore decided to promote workers’ awareness. This campaign, organized in conjunction with dermatologists’ organizations, is especially important in that very often the people affected underestimate the severity of their injuries, whereas the earlier the disease is detected, the easier it is to treat. The main issue will be occupational exposure to UV rays emitted by the sun. Firstly because many people work in the open air, especially in the construction sector and in agriculture. Secondly, because as of 1 January 2015, skin cancer related to exposure to the sun’s UV rays will be registered on the list of occupational diseases.

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