Occupational lung diseases can be life-threatening and can have a significant impact on workers’ quality of life.
Common occupational lung diseases and disorders
Strategies employers can take to reduce occupational lung diseases and disorders
Engineering controls are the most effective way to reduce exposure to workplace hazards. They involve changing the workplace or equipment to reduce or eliminate hazards. Some examples of engineering controls for reducing exposure to lung hazards include:
Administrative controls are used to change the way work is done to reduce exposure to hazards. Some examples of administrative controls for reducing exposure to lung hazards include:
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
PPE should be used as a last resort to reduce exposure to hazards. It is important to select the appropriate PPE for the hazard and to train workers on how to use and maintain it properly. Some examples of PPE for reducing exposure to lung hazards include:
Employers can play a significant role in reducing the risk of these diseases by implementing strategies to identify and assess hazards, implement controls to reduce hazards, and provide workers with appropriate PPE. By taking these steps, employers can help to protect their employees.
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