|Document ID (ISN)||108236|
|Convention or series no.
||Fiche de prévention RF-511
||Roberge B., Audet E., Gautrin D.
||Occupational asthma - Animal health
||Asthme au travail - Santé animale [in French]|
||Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, Sep. 2007. 6p. Illus. 3 ref.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RF-511.pdf [in French]
||In order to adopt suitable measures for the prevention of occupational asthma and rhinitis, it is important to understand the health hazards in various vocational training and occupational settings. The IRSST published a leaflet presenting these two respiratory diseases in general terms (see CIS 08-514), together with six other leaflets covering specific occupational activities in more detail, explaining the risk factors and proposing suitable preventive measures. This leaflet specifically addresses occupational asthma and rhinitis in the animal health sector, together with the means of protection against specific allergens encountered in this work environment (animal proteins, latex proteins, formaldehyde, chlorhexidine, cleaning agents).
||allergens; rhinitis; Canada; Quebec; veterinary assistants; asthma; veterinary services; risk factors; occupational diseases
||proteins; sensitization; airborne dust; local exhaust; public OSH institutions; chlorhexidine; cleaning agents; natural rubber; latex; vocational training; limitation of exposure; substitution; respirators; safe working methods; apprentices; young persons; formaldehyde
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Health care services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)