Disease of the Month: Occupational skin disorder (OSD)

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Disease of the Month: Occupational skin disorder (OSD)

Vitality Life's Fergus Bescoby describes the underwriting implications of Occupational Skin Disorder.

Occupational skin disease is a disorder wholly or partially caused by a person's work activity. It can vary in severity from serious cases of dermatitis, to minor skin irritation. On the extent of the problem, skin diseases accounted for around 1% of total days' sickness absence certified due to all occupational illnesses, as reported in 2012-14 THOR GP Scheme survey. The skin plays a very important role as a barrier to chemicals and other contaminants entering the body. However, certain...

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