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Document ID (ISN)107671
CIS number 08-146
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Korpi A., Lappalainen S., Kaliste E., Kalliokoski P., Reijula K., Pasanen A.L.
Title Controlling occupational allergies in the workplace
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2007, Vol.20, No.2, p.107-115. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract A systematic and comprehensive approach to assessing and managing allergen risks at workplaces has been developed. It relies on the cooperation and active communication during the whole process between management, employees and health care personnel, with the assistance of experts when needed. In addition to gathering background information, including allergic symptoms, through questionnaires addressed to the management and employees, hazard identification is also processed in the workplace through observations and measurements. The process must be carefully planned and documented to allow later follow-up and re- evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; health hazards; hazard evaluation; allergens
Descriptors (secondary) allergies; symptoms; exposure evaluation; workers' participation; health care personnel; role of management; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Risk evaluation
Workers' participation