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Document ID (ISN)108236
CIS number 08-519
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-157-6
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Fiche de prévention RF-511
Author(s) Roberge B., Audet E., Gautrin D.
Title Occupational asthma - Animal health
Original title Asthme au travail - Santé animale [in French]
Bibliographic information 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.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RF-511.pdf [in French]
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) allergens; rhinitis; Canada; Quebec; veterinary assistants; asthma; veterinary services; risk factors; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)