Preventing Allergic Reactions to Natural Rubber Latex in the Workplace
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-135 (June 1997)
Presents existing data and describes six case reports of workers who
developed latex allergy.
Preventing Asthma in Animal Handlers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-116 (January 1998)
Describes three case reports of workers affected by exposures to animals.
Includes recommendations to help reduce exposures and prevent animal-induced
asthma and allergies.
Protective Clothing (CPC) Database
February 1998 NTIS No. PB98-137730
NIOSH recommendations for Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) for workers
Hazard Controls & Reviews
Controls: Control of Spotting Chemical Hazards in Commercial Dry cleaning
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-158
Describes controls such as ventilation, isolation, and personal protective
equipment to prevent dermatitis from chronic or acute exposure. Also
see the set of Hazard Control documents for perchloroethylene in dry
HC16 DHHS (NIOSH) Publication
HC17 DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-155
HC18 DHHS (NIOSH) Publication
No. 97-156, and
HC19 DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-157
Hazard Controls: Controlling Chemical Hazards During the Application
of Artificial Fingernails
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-112 (January 1999)
Descrtibes ventilated tables and other controls to prevent contact
dermatitis from MMA and EMA.
Review: Carbonless Copy Paper
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-107 (December, 2000)
Includes recommendations for preventing or reducing exposure to carbonless
copy paper to prevent symptoms of skin irritation and irritation of
the mucosal membranes of the eyes and upper respiratory tract.
and Health Topic: Bloodborne Infectious Disease
Safety and Health Topic: Protective Clothing
CDC's skin cancer prevention initiative.
for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Metalworking
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-102 (January 1998)
PDF 750 KB
Reviews available information about the adverse health effects associated
with occupational exposure to metalworking fluids and aerosols.
Occupational Hazards in Hospitals
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-115 (May 2001)
Includes adverse health effects of glutaraldehyde, describes how one
can be exposed, and identifies control methods and work practices
to prevent or reduce exposures.
Hazard Evaluations (HHEs) NIOSH Topic Page
Learn about these NIOSH investigations into health hazards in workplaces
and search HHE reports for such words as "skin" and "derma*."
Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)
Summarizes essential health and safety information on
chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers
and employers. Includes information related to skin as an exposure
route and resulting effects. NIOSH makes a version available as
and Health Topic: Latex Allergy
NIOSH Pocket Guide
to Chemical Hazards
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more... The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, and respirator recommendations. Entries contain information
related to skin exposures and effects in the form of skin notations
and in sections on personal protection and sanitation recommendations
and information on health hazards including route, symptoms, first
aid and target organs.
Allergic and Irritant Dermatitis Team
Working to create an occupational health research agenda for the nation.
of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)
A compendium of toxicological data extracted from the open scientific
literature. Data on skin irritation and skin as an exposure route
Need to Know About Occupational Exposure to Metalworking Fluids
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-116 (March 1998)
PDF 239 KB (44 pages)
Contains a critical review of the scientific and technical information
available on the extent and type of health hazards associated with
metalworking fluids and the adequacy of control methods.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-146
Provides data on the magnitude and trends by industry and occupation as well as numbers and rates among states for dermatitis and other skin disorders.
Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS Web site)
External Link: http://www.contactderm.org/
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin).
Contains a number of guidance documents for preventing skin hazards
to workers. Also included on the baua site:
(German Technical Standards for Hazardous Substances)
Guidance documents relating to preventing skin hazards to workers
are available. The translations jointly prepared by NIOSH and BAuA
are available from this site. The following are English translations
of some TRGS:
TRGS 500 on General Requirements
TRGS 710 - Biomonitoring
27 KB (8 pages)
530 - Hairdressers
82 KB (3 pages)
531 - Wet Work.
23 KB (7 pages)
External Link: http://www.baua.de/
(DermIS Web site)
Searchable database for dermatological diagnoses.
External Link: http://dermis.multimedica.de/
Dermal Exposure Assessment: Principles and Applications (US
EPA Web site)
Information applicable to water, air and soil exposures.
Interim Guidance for Superfund - (US EPA Web site)
Detailed risk assessment guidance for skin exposures to soil and water.
External Link: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/programs/risk/ragse/index.htm
Exposure Factors Handbook (US EPA Web site)
Provides data on skin surface area and soil adherence to skin.
External Link: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=12464
Health Effects Test Guidelines: Skin Sensitization (US
EPA Web site)
Local Lymph Node Assay (LLNA) is a preferred alternative to the Guinea
Pig Maximization Test and Buehler Test, where applicable.
39 KB (15 Pages)
External Link: http://cascade.epa.gov/RightSite/getcontent/Tempfile.pdf?DMW_OBJECTID
Proposed Rule for In Vitro Dermal Absorption Testing
(US EPA Web site)
Proposed test procedures for eighty chemicals of interest to OSHA.
External Link: http://www.epa.gov/EPA-TOX/1999/June/Day-09/t14640.htm
Summary Report for the Workshop on Issues Associated with Dermal Exposure
and Uptake (US EPA Web site)
Workshop summary addresses generic technical issues related to dermal
exposure and risk assessment that were raised during the February
1998 peer review of the Superfund Dermal Guidance (SDG).
External Link: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=20679
(Human Exposure Research Organizations Exchange Web site)
A forum for people interested in research on human exposure to hazardous
External Link: http://www.herox.org
of Investigative Dermatology (JID Web site)
External Link: http://jidonline.org
Dermal Exposure Site (OSHA Web site)
External Link: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/dermalexposure/index.html
Cancer Updates - (The American Academy of Dermatology
External Link: http://www.aad.org/skincnrUpdates.html
Skin Cancer Foundation
- (Foundation Web site)
Mission of preventing skin cancer and controlling the epidemic
External Link: http://www.skincancer.org/
log Kow (KowWin) Demo (Syracuse Research Corporation
Skin Permeation modeling, Oil-Water Partition Coefficient.