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The role of atopy in occupational skin disease.
School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Terminal Progress Report, 1982 Aug; :1-4
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.
NIOSH-Grant; Skin-exposure; Dermatology; Skin-disorders; Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Industrial-hazards; Hand-injuries; Protective-clothing
University of South Carolina School of Public Health Columbia, SC 29208
Final Grant Report
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School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Terminal Progress Report
University of South Carolina at Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina
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