Skin protection programmes

Contact Dermatitis. 2002 Nov;47(5):253-6. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0536.2002.470501.x.


Educational programmes, including evidence-based recommendations on skin protection (skin protection programmes), have been proposed for the prevention of irritant contact dermatitis in occupations with a high frequency of this disease. Recent intervention studies directed at wet-work employees showed a positive influence on wet-work behaviour and on clinical skin symptoms. The structure and implementation of skin protection programmes are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetics
  • Dermatitis, Contact / prevention & control*
  • Dermatitis, Occupational / prevention & control*
  • Gloves, Protective
  • Health Education*
  • Humans
  • Irritants


  • Cosmetics
  • Irritants