Airway diseases, including rhinosinusitis, bronchitis and asthma, have been increasingly recognized as work related.
A widening array of exposures has been linked to occupational asthma related to possible exposure to allergens (e.g., grain dust), respiratory irritants (e.g., sulfur dioxide) or substances acting through other mechanisms (e.g., isocyanates).1015 Less frequently, recurrent “flu” or “pneumonia” may actually be symptoms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis from exposure to mold, other organic materials or certain chemicals.
Repetition, force, awkward or static postures, vibration, work speed and restricted tasks are job factors that may contribute to the development of these ailments.9A variety of respiratory diseases are also commonly occupational in origin.
Pneumoconiosis due to inhalation of asbestos, silica or other nonorganic dust should be considered in patients who report progressive dyspnea and dry cough.
It has been associated with a range of emotional and physical ailments, including coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction.
Since the spectrum of occupational diseases is extremely broad A 38-year-old man reported several weeks of generalized headaches.
A diagnosis of stress-tension headache was made, and he was given an analgesic.
The new 16 point data format for the SDS sheets is required for substances that are to be shipped into the European Union.
Safety Data Sheets are commonly reviewed upon import into the EU and products with non-compliant or non-updated SDS will not be allowed to pass customs.