Health and Safety in Kitchen Environment – Dematitis

In the last edition of the e-News, we looked at the safe use of knives in the kitchen environment.  In this edition, we will look at occupational dermatitis.


This is a skin condition which can be brought on by exposure to outside agents which can cause skin to be inflamed, irritated, cracked and sore.
Although it may be a less obvious health and safety risk compared to the use of kitchen equipment such as knives, it is of particular relevance to both the care sector and catering operations.

According to the HSE, the food and catering industries account for about 10% of the estimated 84,000 people each year who suffer from dermatitis which is either caused …

NASHiCS dermatitis article September 2014