A Global Workshop on Occupational Skin Disease (OSD) was held in Geneva February 22 and 23, 2011, organized by the World Health Organization and the European Academy for Dermatology and Venerology. The workshop reviewed current activity related to primary and secondary prevention of OSD. 24 invited representatives from 14 countries attended. Linn Holness attended the meeting and presented on primary prevention of OSD and raising awareness of OSD. A publication summarizing the work of the meeting is forthcoming.