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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.
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.
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
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.
Cleaning for Asthma-Safer Schools Reduces Asthma Risk, Saves Money
The NIOSH Science blog addresses preventative strategies to reduce asthma risk in schools, May 21, 2015.
Work-Related Asthma (WRA) in California
This chapter on work-related asthma in California is from "Asthma in California: A Surveillance Report."
Work-Related Asthma — Work-Related Asthma — 22 States, 2012
Using the 2006–2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Adult Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS) data from 38 states and the District of Columbia, CDC estimated that among ever-employed adults with current asthma, the proportion of current asthma that is work-related was 9.0%
OSH Answers: What is Occupational Asthma?
Asthma is a respiratory disease. It creates narrowing of the air passages that results in difficult breathing, tightness of the chest, coughing, and breath-sounds such as wheezing.
OSHA Safety and Health Topic Page: Occupational Asthma
This OSHA Occupational Asthma topic place includes addresses OSHA Standards, Hazard Recognition, Possible Solutions, and Additional Information.