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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

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
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

Nov 01, 2014
Healthy Cleaning and Asthma-Safer Schools: A How to Guide

This guide helps school districts transition to asthma-safer products and practices. Any time the Guide uses the term “asthma-safer,” it refers to products and methods that help prevent asthma or asthma symptoms.

Source: CDPH

May 01, 2014
Pool Chemicals and Work-Related Asthma Information for Workers

Pool chemicals protect swimmers from germs, but breathing in pool chemicals can cause asthma or make it worse.

Source: CDPH

Jan 01, 2014
Working Safely with Animals: Occupational Health and Safety for Staff with Substantial Contact with mice, rats, hamsters and other rodents

The major health risk to individuals working with rodents is the development of an allergy. Conditioned, colony-born rodents are generally docile, but may occasionally inflict injury such as a bite or scratch. Staff assigned to rodent areas should be trained in handling techniques and protective clothing requirements prior to beginning hands-on work.

Source: UCSF

Aug 01, 2012
Work-Related Asthma - Asthma Action Plan

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario notes hairdressers are more likely to develop occupational asthma than many other workers. In addition,many countries have documented an increased risk of work-related asthma for hairdressers and nail technicians.

Source: WSIB

Jan 01, 2012
Work-Related Asthma among Laboratory Animal Workers

TThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has estimated that 33% of animal handlers develop allergy symptoms.

Source: MASS Dept. Public Health

Mar 01, 2010
SAIF Corporation Fact Sheet: Western Red Cedar Asthma

This fact sheet provided by SAIF Corporation addresses occupational exposures to Western Red Cedar and Asthma.

Source: SAIF

Feb 01, 2010
Disinfectants and Asthma: Part II (Spring 2009)

n response to readers’ questions about whether other types of disinfectants can also cause asthma, particularly those used in health care settings, this issue of PS News presents information about additional disinfectants.

Source: MSU