Archives For: August 2008

Dermatitis in the services sector: understanding the issues – a pilot project

August 9, 2008 - 3:39 pm

We were interested in gauging the level of awareness of WRCD in the services sector, and identifying the key issues related to WRCD prevention. We conducted focus groups and electronic surveys of 37 Ontario Services Safety Alliance (OSSA) staff, and 39 OSSA Advisory Committee members.

Key exposures and industries causing work-related contact dermatitis

August 9, 2008 - 3:31 pm

We used the North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) database, which now includes occupational factors, to identify common occupational contact allergens. We then linked this information to the respiratory literature to identify whether these agents caused occupational asthma (OA). We also assessed the utility of the NACDG database itself, as a tool for research and surveillance. We analyzed patch test data for 3676 patients seen at the two Canadian NACDG Centres between 2001 and 2006.

Repeated mechanical trauma to the hands and the use of anti-impaction gloves

August 9, 2008 - 2:57 pm

To describe the experience of treatment with anti-impaction gloves in workers with frictional hand dermatitis in RTW. A case series of workers with FHD is described.

Hand and upper extremity function in workers with occupational contact dermatitis

August 9, 2008 - 2:51 pm

The study was designed to gain a better understanding of the function of the hand and upper extremity of patients with contact dermatitis. A detailed physical examination of the upper extremity was conducted and the SF36, DLQI, DASH, Work Instability Score and Work Limitations Questionnaire were administered to patients with hand dermatitis.