Cutaneous Hazard

Published: | Updated: October 31, 2017

Definition - What does Cutaneous Hazard mean?

A cutaneous hazard is any hazard that carries with it the potential to cause damage to the skin. Cutaneous hazards are listed as acute hazards, due to their short term affect, rather than their severity.

Safeopedia explains Cutaneous Hazard

Damaged caused to skin can include de-fattening, dermatitis, irritation and rashes. Examples of cutaneous hazards are acetone, MEK and chlorinated compounds. The effects of acute hazards such as cutaneous hazards are exhibited shortly after a brief exposure to the hazard. Many of the acute effects will disappear over time, and are, generally, not permanent. Some effects, however, may be permanent, making them both acute and chronic.

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