The medicolegal aspects (primary prevention, secondary prevention or surveillance) and the system of compensation (tertiary prevention) for occupational asthma are reviewed in this article.
Due to the significant medical medicolegal, social and financial consequences, it is of the utmost importance that the diagnosis of occupational asthma be proved by objective means, whenever feasible.
Compensation for temporary and permanent disability/impairment should be offered to workers.
Attempts to retrain subjects rapidly and efficiently are preferable, as occupational asthma generally affects young workers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Aspect médicolégal, Prévention, Compensation, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Occupational exposure, Human, Forensic aspect, Prevention, Compensation, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0470425
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 199501.