Interactive Poster Designer

Occupational Skin Disease Posters

OSD Poster

Occupational skin disease (OSD) represents 8.5% of all occupational disease claims to WSIB 1. Dermatitis is the most prevalent form, with 1,200 to 1,500 claims in Ontario annually, but it is believed that less than half of the cases are reported. Occupational dermatitis (OD) is often characterized by a rash and dry, cracked skin. It can cause significant pain, discomfort, and can be debilitating, limiting the ability to work and the quality of life.

OSD is generally caused by prolonged and frequent skin contact with a range of chemicals commonly found in a workplace such as metalworking fluids, detergents, paints, beauty, products, resins, cleaning products, and other chemical agents. Workers in occupations where those hazards are present are at a greater risk.

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupation Disease (CREOD) in partnership with several industry partners, engaged in a research project to investigate whether workplace posters could help raise awareness of OSD and potentially influence worker and employer behaviour in order to reduce the incidence of this preventable and common work-related disease.

Based on the worker feedback gathered during the research project, it was evident that workers respond best to messaging that is relevant to their workplace, industry and themselves. For this reason, WSPS in collaboration with CREOD, launched a new online tool that allows workers and employers to customize a series of seven OSD awareness poster templates and then download the posters directly from the website. Each poster in the series promotes an occupational health and safety prevention practice.

There is no additional cost for downloading the resources. You will be offered an image library that can be used for building your poster, which will allow users to place the images into the poster template and then download a printable PDF. The posters are sized using standard page sizes so you can print right from your own computer. You could have effective posters in your workplace in a matter of minutes, making your employees aware of the risk of OSD and informing them of what they can do to prevent the disease.

View our OSD Poster Designer application.

 

1By the Numbers: 2012 WSIB Statistical Report




Downloads

General Awareness of Occupational Skin Disease (Fact Sheet)

General Awareness of Occupational Skin Disease (Fact Sheet)

Occupational skin disease fact sheet providing general awareness recommendations. This document is part of a suite consisting of 3 fact sheets. The purpose is to provide high level occupational skin disease overview and education.
166 KB PDF
Occupational Skin Disease (Dermatitis) Awareness Posters for the Hair and Nail Salon Sector

Occupational Skin Disease (Dermatitis) Awareness Posters for the Hair and Nail Salon Sector

This is a collection or a suite of 7 workplaces posters, customized for the 'hair and nail salon' industry. Each of the seven posters focuses on occupational skin disease awareness and prevention practices. Key messages are: avoid hazards, know the risks, use proper personal protective equipment, keep your skin clean, ask questions and immediately seek medical attention if concerns arise.
9000 KB PDF
Occupational Skin Disease (Dermatitis) Awareness Posters for the Vehicle Sales and Service Sector

Occupational Skin Disease (Dermatitis) Awareness Posters for the Vehicle Sales and Service Sector

This is a series or suite of 7 workplaces posters, specific to the Vehicle Sales and Service sector, which focuses on occupational skin disease awareness and preventions. Key messages are: avoid hazards, use proper personal protective equipment, follow proper skin cleansing practices, and seek medical attention immediately when concerns arise.
877 KB PDF
Prevention of Occupational Skin Disease (Fact Sheet)

Prevention of Occupational Skin Disease (Fact Sheet)

Occupational skin disease fact sheet  focusing on prevention. This document is part of a suite consisting of 3 fact sheets.  The purpose is to provide high level occupational skin disease overview and education.
196 KB PDF
Recognition of Occupational Skin Disease (Fact Sheet)

Recognition of Occupational Skin Disease (Fact Sheet)

Occupational skin disease fact sheet focusing on recognition of the disease. This document is part of a suite consisting of 3 fact sheets.  The purpose is to provide high level occupational skin disease overview and education.
171 KB PDF

Articles

Create your own skin disease posters with WSPS' online poster designer

Create your own skin disease posters with WSPS' online poster designer

A new interactive online program on WSPS' website allows workplaces to customize and download up to seven different posters on occupational skin disease, including dermatitis. Each poster combines a photo of a recognizable workplace situation with action-oriented prevention practices written in simple language. You can print the standard letter-sized posters as is, or adapt them to suit specific needs.

Jul 14, 2015