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  1. Discrimination against contact lens wearers.

    Article - En anglais

    Employers'attitudes toward the use of contact lenses at work have become less discriminatory as lenses have improved and numerous studies have demonstrated their safety, provided that additional personal protective equipment is used when necessary.

    In 1994, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its relevant Standard (29 CFR 1910), stating that « contact lenses do not pose additional hazards to the wearer... ». Accommodations required by wearers of contact lenses must comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    However, many companies still oppose their use.

    The recently published policy of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Ophthalmology on the use of contact lenses should lead to their wider acceptance.

    Elements of a corporate contact lens policy are outlined.

    International aspects are summarized as well.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lentille cornéenne, Toxicité, Contreindication, Médecine travail, Autorisation, Utilisation, Risque, Politique, Entreprise, Lieu travail, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contact lens, Toxicity, Counter indication, Occupational medicine, Licence procedure, Use, Risk, Policy, Firm, Work place, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0001361

    Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 31/05/1999.