Work-related dermatoses are common and costly. They are the most frequent occupational illness (not injury), despite significant underreporting,1 and account for 40% to 65% of workers’ compensation cases.23 Occupational dermatoses rank first as the cause of lost work days and cause one-fourth of all work days lost.4 Occupational skin disease affects workers in any setting and of all ages. Highest risk industries include manufacturing, agriculture, construction, machine tool operation, printing, metal plating, leather work, engine service, and forestry. Work-related skin disease can be divided into four clinical groupings: contact dermatitis, oil acne/folliculitis, pigment abnormalities, and neoplasms.
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