Skin Health Surveillance

Skin health surveillanceSpirit Occupational Health’s skin surveillance, combines structured visual assessment and the latest technology to measure the condition of the skin on the hands.

Spirit occupational health is the first occupational health service to introduce skin measurement technology into its skin surveillance screening programmes.

Skin disease can be permanent, disabling and expensive. Since a cure can be difficult or even impossible, good employers will place emphasis on prevention. This is where skin condition measurements can play a vital role.

A variety of skin condition measurements can be made that will enable spirit occupational health staff to prevent damage to the skin and manage existing skin conditions.

Types of substances that can lead to either skin irritation or skin sensitisation:


  • Fertilisers
  • Diesel
  • Oils
  • Solvents
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Acids
  • Alkalis
  • Fibre Glass
  • Wall Paper Adhesives
  • Paints


  • Wood Dust
  • Dyes
  • Flour
  • Latex Rubber Protein
  • Colophony
  • Chromium
  • Resins & Epoxy Resins
  • Latex Gloves
  • Pesticides and Insecticides
  • Nickle
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde

Occupations where the afore mentioned hazards pose a risk to health:

  • Agricultural Workers
  • Bakers
  • Beauticians
  • Cleaners
  • Construction Workers
  • Hairdressers
  • Carpenters
  • Health Care Workers
  • Mechanics
  • Electricians
  • Metal Workers
  • Painters
  • Foundry Workers