Healthy Workplaces

In the U.S., an estimated 15% of adult asthma is related to occupational factors. The primary industries for occupational asthma are: transportation, equipment manufacturing, health services and educational services. The top reported exposure agents are: chemicals, indoor air pollution, dust, cleaning materials, cutting oils, smoke, paint, latex and mold.

Resources for Employees and Employers

Asthma and Cleaning Products, What Workers Need to Know, August 2013 (English) (Spanish) (French) (Nepali) (Swahili)

Asthma Prevalence among New Hampshire Workers, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2011-2012

Do you have work place Asthma? A Guide for You and Your Doctor – OSHA Fact Sheet

Healthy Body, Healthy Lungs What Salon Workers Need to Know About Their Risk for Work-Related Asthma

Contacts for Occupational Resources/Services

UNH NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Institute on Disability / UCED / University of New Hampshire
56 Old Suncook Road, Suite 2, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603.862.2923

Contact: Karla Armenti, MS, ScD,Research Assistant Professor
karla.armenti@unh.edu

NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NHCOSH)
161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106
Phone: 603-232-4406 ; nhcosh@nhcosh.org

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – Concord Area Office
J.C. Cleveland Federal Bldg., 53 Pleasant Street, Room 3901, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 225-1629; Fax: (603) 225-1580

Contact: George L. Kliens, C.I.H., OSHA – Assistant Area Director for Concord, NH Area Office