Do you suffer with breathing problems from exposure at work?

  Posted March 25, 2019

Respiratory Sensitisers

Are you working with Respiratory Sensitisers? These are substances that you may be exposed to within your working environment, that can stimulate an allergic reaction to your respiratory system when inhaled.

A Bakery based in East Yorkshire has been fined £159,080 “for safety breaches after employees suffered long term exposure to flour dust”. Read the full article on the link sourced below.

Source: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2018/12/04/east-yorkshire-company-fined-after-workers-exposed-to-flour-dust/

 

What are substances that can affect your Respiratory System?

Normally, an allergic reaction occurs after a few months or even years of being exposed to some of the following, to name a few:

  • Mineral Oils
  • Isocynates
  • Dust (Asbestos, Flour, Grain, Wood & Silica – which is dust from rocks, sand, clay, bricks & concrete)
  • Some Glues/Resins
  • Latex

Indications of concern

An allergic reaction can be recognised from numerous symptoms, like:

  • Runny Eyes & Nose
  • Conjunctivitis (itchy eyes and nose)
  • Skin rashes
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness of the chest
  • Breathlessness
  • Coughing

“The real enemy of safety is not non-compliance but non-thinking.” – Dr Rob Long

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