Occupational skin diseases account for about 50 percent of occupational illnesses and 25 percent of all lost workdays. These skin diseases affect workers of all ages and in all types of work settings.
The most common occupational skin diseases are dermatitis and skin cancer. Others include keloids, pigment changes, miliaria, folliculitis, tinea, burns, cuts, urticaria, xerosis, and frostbite, etc. Most occupational skin diseases can be prevented by using broad spectrum sunblock daily, avoiding irritants, and using protective devices.
Most occupational exposures involve chemicals, abrasions, burns, sunlight, heat, cold, moisture, poison, electricity, and radiation.
At USF Health, our dermatologists have the training and expertise to treat and manage patients with any of the above occupational skin diseases and most types of occupational skin exposures.
USF Health Dermatology will offer free first-come, first-serve skin cancer screenings to the public.
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare
13330 USF Laurel Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday to raise awareness about melanoma as a potentially deadly skin cancer and encourage early detection.