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The role of atopy in occupational skin disease.

Authors
Shmunes-E
Source
School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Terminal Progress Report, 1982 Aug; :1-4
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00181316
Abstract
Studies were conducted to investigate the role of atopy in occupational skin disease. Questionnaires were developed and sent to facilities with one or more closed case of occupational skin disease, according to the South Carolina Industrial Commission, and to the workers who represented the closed cases. A total of 958 cases of occupational dermatitis, 134 respondent employee cases, 108 respondent employers, and 37 matched employer/employee sets were generated. Employer questionnaires investigated the role of atopic state in hiring and placement of individuals in jobs, the availability of on site personnel trained in occupational skin diseases, the availability of reference services from the work site for additional medical care, and the importance of contribution factors such as the presence of on site irritants, preexisting dermatitis, and the use of personal protective equipment. Worker questionnaires investigated personal or family history of atopy, time interval between development of symptoms and notification of employer, time interval between notification and medical treatment, was there in/facility medical treatment, involvement of a dermatologist in treatment, and the use of barrier creams or hand protection by the worker.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Skin-exposure; Dermatology; Skin-disorders; Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Industrial-hazards; Hand-injuries; Protective-clothing
Contact
University of South Carolina School of Public Health Columbia, SC 29208
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
97986
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-247275
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00954
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Terminal Progress Report
State
SC
Performing Organization
University of South Carolina at Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina
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