The EU Commission defined lacking prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases a top priority problem

Occupational Skin Diseases prevention is one of the main objectives of Action TD 1206 StanDerm (“Development and Implementation of European Standards on Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases”), a network of scientists representing 26 countries coordinating prevention-related activities across Europe, aiming to establish prevention standards by improving educational concepts and identifying susceptibility indicators.

"StanDerm" comprises 31 countries and aims at coordinating activities relevant for Occupational Skin Diseases prevention, including basic sciences (aetiology and individual susceptibility), epidemiological surveillance, transnational and applied clinical research.This involves regulatory issues (e.g. REACH), development of interdisciplinary workers' education concepts, identifying individual susceptibility markers enabling tailored prevention and pre-employment counselling.