Poor conditions link to asthma

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. One in 10 of all adults who suffer from asthma can blame their workplace,according to figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Bakers were one of the most vulnerable groups, with some 65,000 bakingindustry workers potentially at risk from flour dust, it found. A survey of 55 bakeries in the UK, conducted for the Advisory Committee onToxic Substances (ACTS), revealed a low level of compliance and poor workingpractices. Despite most (80 per cent) being aware that flour dust was a respiratorysensitiser: – only 26 per cent with five or more employees had assessed the hazards andcompleted a written risk assessment; – only 27 per cent were aware of the exposure limits; and – most bakeries were still using inappropriate work practices, such as flourdusting by hand and cleaning by dry-brushing. www.hse.gov.uk Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Poor conditions link to asthmaOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more