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
Use different personal protective equipment
Start using gloves
Change types of gloves used
Change skin care regimen

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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