Occupational Asthma

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Sep 25, 2018
Pool Chemical Safety from CA Dept Public Health


Chemicals used to clean and disinfect pools can be hazardous. Common problems include eye damage, difficulty breathing such as from asthma, and skin burns. Resources on this page can help workers, employers, and pool operators prevent pool injuries and illnesses.

Source: CPHA

May 16, 2018
Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program


Access material from California Department of Public Health on work-related asthma including worker fact sheets and booklets in various languages.

Source: CDPH

Jan 26, 2018
MMWR: Asthma Mortality Among Persons Aged 15–64 Years, by Industry and Occupation — United States, 1999–2016


This CDC Morbidity and Mortality Report describes deaths related to asthma between 1999-2016 and as related to work factors and industries.

Source: CDC

Jan 19, 2017


Access EPA documents and resources on asthma.

Source: EP

Jan 19, 2017
Work-Related Asthma and You: Preventing Work-related Asthma in the Auto Parts Manufacturing and Foam and Expanded Plastic Industries


This booklet is designed to help employers and workers in your industries: recognize work-related asthma; put in place general strategies that both employers and workers can use, and more.

Source: IAPA

Jan 18, 2017
Asthma in the Workplace: Information and prevention - 7 summary fact sheets


The IRSST has just published a fact sheet presenting these two respiratory diseases in a general way as well as six other fact sheets that present the risk factors more specifically, and propose means of protection adapted to six occupational environments, all newly available in English.

Source: IRSST

Dec 01, 2016
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)


The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

Source: NIH

Oct 01, 2015
Washington State Department of Labor and Industrial: Occupational Health Surveillance -Asthma


The purpose of this system is to identify patterns and trends that can be used to reduce, through prevention, the occupational risks associated with work-related asthma.

Source: WA Department L&I

Oct 01, 2015
Washington SHARP Asthma Publications


Washington Department of Labor and Industries SHARP program provides many publications related to Occupational Asthma, including guides targeted to specific agents.

Source: WA Department L&I

Jun 01, 2015
Fragrances Can Cause or Trigger Work-related Asthma


The Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (WRAPP) of the California Department of Public Health is releasing new fact sheets on fragrances and work-related asthma for May, Asthma Awareness Month.

Source: CDPH