Occupational Asthma

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Oct 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.

May 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.

May 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.

May 2013

Work-Related Asthma (WRA) in California (PDF)


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

May 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%

Jun 2008

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.

Aug 2005

UK Health & Safety Executive Asthma Homepage


HSE estimates that each year between 1,500 and 3,000 people in Great Britain develop occupational asthma. This rises to 7,000 cases a year if you include asthma made worse by work (work-related asthma).

Aug 2005

WISHA Online Safety Course: Occupational Asthma


Subjects covered include: your lungs, your work, your life; what you should know about work-related asthma; what is work-related asthma; what are the symptoms of work-related asthma; what causes work-related asthma; who gets work-related asthma; how is work-related asthma diagnosed; can work-related asthma be prevented; and additional resources.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
Aug 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. Examples of these work-related agents include animal proteins, enzymes, flour, natural rubber latex, and certain reactive chemicals.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.