ACOEM Member Price: $68.00
Non-Member Price: $90.00
John Hines, DPhil, MRSC
Global Research and Development Director
SC Johnson Professional
Disclosure: SC Johnson Professional Ltd: I am an employee of the company & declared as such
Howard Maibach, MD
Professor of Dermatology
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Nothing to disclose
This session will explore the causes and social/economic burden of occupational hand eczema in the US and to review the evidence for the efficacy of primary preventative strategies and typical barriers to their implementation. We will then highlight recent advances in practical tools for sustained behavior change and comment on early application within high-risk workplaces. Primary prevention is an often overlooked element in management of hand eczema; however, evidence suggests that simple measures including regular use of protective and restorative skin creams can have a significant impact. Spontaneous adoption of good practice among workers is low and sustainable behavior change requires regular feedback and reminders that are often not carried out by employers.
Advances in communication technology enables feedback to be automated and embedded into workflows improving sustainability and long-term benefits of prevention programs. Recent highlights on eczema research will also be covered.
1. Recognise the social and economic cost of occupational hand eczema.
2. Understand the value of primary prevention programs including skincare.
3. Advise workplaces on adoption of sustainable skincare best practice programs.
Earn up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and/or ABPM LLSA Credits.
This activity expires April 30, 2022.