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Document ID (ISN)106502
CIS number 07-567
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blome O., Diepgen T.L.
Title New recommendations for the evaluation of occupational skin diseases
Original title Neue Begutachtungsempfehlungen für beruflich verursachte Hauterkrankungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Aug. 2004, Vol.54, No.8, p.278-291. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract During 2002, 17,848 cases of occupational skin disease were registered by the German mutual occupational accident insurance associations. German occupational disease legislation requires insurance providers to carry out an investigation to determine whether a disease is caused by occupational factors. In order to improve the quality of these evaluations and the transparency of decisions concerning skin diseases, recommendations were published in the form of a document known as the "Bamberg notice" (Bamberger Merkblatt). These recommendations were approved by all parties concerned. This article presents the various aspects that need to be taken into account according to the notice when conducting a medical evaluation aimed at establishing the occupational nature of a skin disease.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; expertise; skin diseases; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) anamnesis; diagnosis; assessment of working capacity; occupational medicine; role of insurance institutions; medical examinations; skin tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workers' compensation
Skin diseases