Workplace Survey: Guiding Principles from Occupational Dermatology

  • Diandra Budd
  • Irena Kudla
  • D. Linn HolnessEmail author
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A history of workplace exposures is essential for the diagnosis of allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. Information about the worker’s occupational exposure may be obtained from an workplace exposure history or a workplace walkthough. While safety data sheets provide useful information about potential exposures, there may be limitations with ingredient listing.


Occupational skin disease Occupational contact dermatitis Occupational allergic contact dermatitis Occupational irritant contact dermatitis Occupational history Diagnosis Workplace walk-through SDSs MSDSs Prevention Return-to-work Guidelines Occupational medicine Hazardous substances Chemical safety Product labeling Occupational exposures Workplace exposures Occupational health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diandra Budd
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Irena Kudla
    • 4
    • 5
  • D. Linn Holness
    • 2
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Division of Occupational MedicineSt. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Centre for Urban Health SolutionsLi Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Occupational Health ClinicSt. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada
  5. 5.Dalla Lana School of Public HealthUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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