Primary prevention is the mainstay of management of occupational dermatoses.
Despite the high rates of dermatoses found in a study of 686 female workers in a canning factory in March 1990, use of protective gloves was extremely low, even though there was evidence that they prevented acute paronychia and intertrigo.
Reasons associated with low glove use were unavailability, discomfort and workers' failure to perceive a protective role for gloves.
Difficulties with replacement of damaged gloves were an important cause of unavailability.
Domestic and other non-occupational exposure at the workplace appeared to be unimportant in the development of dermatoses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dermatite, Emballage métallique, Gant, Main, Usine, Peau pathologie, Médecine travail, Membre supérieur, Homme, Prévention, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Maladie professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dermatitis, Canning, Glove, Hand, Industrial plant, Skin disease, Occupational medicine, Upper limb, Human, Prevention, South Africa, Africa, Occupational disease
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