Journal of Allergy / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Workers with Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Work Outcomes and Return to Work Process in the First Six Months following Diagnosis

Table 1

Return to work advice and return to work process reported at 3 month follow-up.

% reporting

Work modification

Avoid particular exposure
 Suggested12%
 Implemented8%
Use different personal protective equipment
 Suggested12%
 Implemented8%
Start using gloves
 Suggested20%
 Implemented19%
Change types of gloves used
 Suggested16%
 Implemented12%
Change skin care regimen
 Suggested11%
 Implemented11%

Return to work communication

Physician wrote letter or talked with employer23%
Worker talked with supervisor about return to work44%
Talked with union about return to work (if belonged to union)31%
Met with supervisor to discuss return to work19%
Discussed potential problems related to return to work with anyone16%
Discussed return to work with co-workers 4%

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