The skin is the largest organ in the body and represents 10% of our weight. The skin is responsible for protecting us from many external agents

Physical, such as shock and temperature
Chemicals, such as acids or irritants
Biological, like bacteria
All these factors in themselves represent risks both in themselves, and to aggravate some other situation already present.
That is, if our skin is already injured or irritated, they can aggravate the condition. In the development of our work we can find them, so it is important to have healthy skin that offers us effective protection.
The most frequent risk factors include:


The sun dries and burns the skin. Additionally, it can help some chemicals to be absorbed through the skin more easily


the body’s natural reaction to heat is sweat and it helps dissolve substances and facilitate their absorption


Dry and crack the skin. These cracks can penetrate harmful substances to the body
Sharp and sharp objects: Small cuts are often underestimated and not properly treated

Skin protection

As a first step, it is important to reduce the skin’s exposure to agents that can damage it.

 it is recommended

Wear pants and long-sleeved shirts
Wear a helmet or hat with a brim
Wear gloves whenever you are going to handle irritating substances
Use caution when removing contaminated clothing or protective items
Protect exposed skin.

For this it is recommended:
Keep the skin clean, especially the hands by washing them periodically
Use lotion with high sun protection.
Avoid contact with abrasive surfaces and sharp objects.

In case of skin lesions:

If the skin comes into contact with any irritating substance, go to the product safety data sheet for immediate treatment.
If the lesion is a cut, wash it thoroughly with plenty of soap and water.
Whenever you suffer a skin lesion, however small it may be, go to the workplace health service.The skin is essential for the health of the body. Let’s take care of it and avoid thinking that  small injuries are not important.

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