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Health surveillance for occupational asthma in the woodworking, baking and motor vehicle sectors

Updated: Nov 15, 2020


Uptake and quality of health surveillance for occupational asthma in the woodworking, baking and motor vehicle repair sectors (RR1139 - prepared by HSE).


Occupational asthma is a respiratory disease that is largely preventable using good practice measures to control worker exposure to asthmagens. Health surveillance is legally required when there is a reasonable likelihood that workers’ health may be affected by their work and there is an appropriate method to detect the work-related health condition. Health surveillance can help make sure that any ill health effects are detected as early as possible so that remedial action can be taken. This report describes research into the levels of uptake and quality of health surveillance for occupational asthma in three industry sectors at increased risk of occupational asthma: woodworking; baking; and motor vehicle repair. Read the full report here... https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1139.pdf

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