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1618 Taking stock of new developments in the prevention of occupational and environmental dermatoses
  1. Swen Malte John
  1. Dept. Dermatology, Environmental Medicine, Health Theory, University of Osnabrueck, Germany


Aim of special session Showcase that with innovative approaches sustainable prevention can be achieved to decrease cases of occupational skin diseases

OSD represent up to 35% of notified occupational illnesses. Prolonged absence from work due to OSD jeopardizes competitiveness especially of small and medium sized enterprises, where OSD-incidence peaks. For affected individuals, the chronic course of OD may result in job loss, precarious or unemployment. A joint coordinated approach to patient management as well as standardization of diagnostics, therapy, protective equipment as well as workers’ education is lacking in Europe and other parts of the World. Important sustainable prevention strategies applied in various countries will be presented during this session.

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