TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice
Heather P. Lampel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAD, Cary Dermatology, Cary, NC
Workers in many occupations are at risk for development of work-related or work-exacerbated skin conditions. Identification and appropriate management of occupational dermatoses, including but not limited to allergic and contact dermatitis, are important to reduce lost work time and to correctly identify workers who may need restrictions, job reassignment, and/or vocational rehabilitation. A case-based approach will be used to discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, and initial management of common occupational skin conditions, including irritant, allergic, and contact dermatitis. The session will also include a discussion about indications for referral to dermatology specialists for specific skin conditions. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates.