As the sun rises in the morning and people across the country wake up and file into their jobs, most are oblivious to the major respiratory risks that are present in their place of work. Various industries and occupations pose different threats, including exposure to harmful substances like chemicals, dust, fumes, and gases. These hazards can lead to often preventable short and long-term respiratory conditions and diseases.
It is the responsibility of the employer to analyze and mitigate respiratory risks through proper ventilation systems, engineering controls, personal protective equipment (PPE), and regular monitoring of air quality. Workplaces can create safer environments that protect the well-being of employees by prioritizing respiratory health and implementing appropriate safeguards.
Premier Safety has procured a short infographic talking about common respiratory illnesses that are found in common workplaces, sources of exposure, symptoms, and how to mitigate their negative health effects.
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