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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 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

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

May 01, 2015
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.

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 2013
Work-Related Asthma (WRA) in California

This chapter on work-related asthma in California is from "Asthma in California: A Surveillance Report."

Source: CDPH

May 01, 2012
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%

Source: cdc

Aug 01, 2005
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.


Aug 01, 2005
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.

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2005
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Work-related Asthma

Agents encountered by workers can cause allergic problems such as asthma, nasal and sinus allergies, hives, and even severe anaphylactic reactions.

Source: NIOSH