HSE launches occupational asthma website

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first_imgA website with advice on how to reduce occupational asthma has been launchedby the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The site is aimed at employers, safety representatives and healthprofessionals and is part of the HSE’s campaign to reduce occupational asthmaby 30 per cent by 2010. Information on the site includes the main causes of occupational asthma,what it is like to get the disease, what employers have to do to protect theiremployees and what the HSE and others are doing to tackle the problem. There is also access to video clips, case studies, and plans of action onoccupational asthma, agreed by the HSE’s asthma project board and advisorycommittee on toxic substances, which can be downloaded, as well as access toguidance on the main causes of the disease. Occupational asthma is the most frequently diagnosed respiratory disease inthe UK, with between 1,500 and 3,000 people developing it every year. Some sufferers never work again, while others have to change jobs to avoidexposure to the substance that caused the asthma. www.hse.gov.uk/asthma HSE launches occupational asthma websiteOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img

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