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  1. A toolbox talk on dermatitis in catering

  2. What is dermatitis? Dermatitis is inflamed sore skin caused by repeated wetting of the skin ... or by substances such as detergents, cleaners etc.It can also be caused by developing a skin allergyto something you workwith, e.g. some foods.

  3. What does it look like? Red itchy skin- Swelling- Flaking- Blisters- Cracking ... can follow

  4. Remember Dermatitis can be prevented ... you cannot 'catch' dermatitis from someone else.

  5. Imagine how it must feel ... "My life is ruined as far as work is concerned. I've tried for different jobs not involving contact with water, but you've only got to mention dermatitis and they don't want to know you. It's very painful - I can't go swimming, I can't wear rings or a watch, I can't even peel a potato."Catering assistant

  6. Preventing dermatitis in catering - look after your hands • Avoid contact • handle food properly • clean with care • Protect the skin • use gloves • use hand cream • Check skin regularly

  7. Handle food properly ... Good food hygiene: If you can, avoid handling raw food - use tongs / scoops / colanders, etc.

  8. Handle food properly ... Use tongs or ... gloves if necessary

  9. Typical food grade disposable glove

  10. Take care when cleaning - look after your hands  Gloves and tools Dishwasher  Dishwasher

  11. Using gloves in a kitchen

  12. Standard reusable glove for general cleaning activities such as pot washing Colour of glove does not matter

  13. Look after your hands 2 Dry thoroughly with soft paper towel 3 Moisturise • Clean hands • properly

  14. Remember ... Washing and cleaning tasks can remove natural oils and fats from your hands ... moisturising replaces these.

  15. Check skin condition regularly and report any concerns ...

  16. Look for ... Dryness- Itching- Redness... which can developinto flaking, scaling, cracks, swelling and blisters

  17. Next steps ... What can we do to prevent dermatitis?1 ......................................2 ......................................3 ......................................4 ............................................................ by when?