Guidelines on Occupational Asthma

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Irsko
English
2008

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The objective of these guidelines is to provide useful information to enable employers and employees manage the prevention of occupational asthma in workplaces. The guidelines describe occupational asthma, the different types, and the substances which cause it. They also give practical advice on complying with health and safety legislation including the carrying out of a Risk Assessment and health surveillance.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Health and Safety Authority
Biological hazard: 
Other
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Fibres
Hazard - health effects: 
Asthmagens
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Substances which are known respiratory sensitisers: Isocyanates, Gluteraldehyde, Wood dust, Hair dyes, Cobalt etc.

CAS Number: 
111-30-8
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Trainees
Workers
Workers representatives

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