National hazard exposure worker surveillance: Chemical exposure

Surveillance Disability Employment Australia

This report provides a profile of the occupational and demographic characteristics of workers who reported dermal exposure to chemicals at work, as well as the types of controls with which respondents reported they were provided in the workplace.

These analyses enable the identification of groups of workers at risk of high dermal exposure and the extent to which appropriate exposure mitigation measures are present in the workplace. This information will contribute to the development of appropriately targeted work health and safety policy and practice interventions. These initiatives might ultimately lead to a reduction in occupational contact dermatitis.

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