Prevention of occupational skin diseases in apprentices with exposure to epoxy resins (EpoxSafe@School 1.0)

Project No. FF-FP 0401




Allergens in epoxy resin systems are known for their high potential for sensitization and the possibility to cause airborne allergic contact dermatitis. Since sensitization is not reversible early primary prevention is of great importance.

Aim of the project "EpoxSafe@School 1.0" is to develop a standardized, target group-specific, health educational intervention (curriculum) for apprentices with occupational exposure to epoxy resins. The intervention is based on up-to-date scientific knowledge and can be applied by teachers at vocational schools in terms of primary prevention of occupational skin diseases caused by epoxy resins.


During the 12-month project, the various steps in the development of a "complex intervention" (identification of the evidence base and review of the subject-specific knowledge, development of an effective theory, modelling of the processes and outcomes, and didactic construction).

By means of focus group discussions, the specific needs, experiences and attitudes of the target group "teachers" are identified with regard to the intervention. The results are systematically integrated into the design process of the curriculum.

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Financed by:
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e. V. (DGUV)
Research institution(s):
  • Universität Osnabrück

-cross sectoral-

Type of hazard:

dangerous substances


allergenic substances, qualification, education, didactics etc.

Description, key words:

occupational skin disease, epoxy resins