• Occupational respiratory disease surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of health and hazard data to monitor the extent and severity of occupationally-related lung disease and related workplace exposures for use in public health education and in disease prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • Surveillance information from various data sources on the occurrence of occupational respiratory diseases and selected workplace exposures, including morbidity, mortality, and hazard surveillance data. (cdc.gov)
  • OBJECTIVES: This study attempted to gain a deeper understanding of the impetus for change to reduce occupational exposures or toxins at the industry level. (irsst.qc.ca)
  • It focuses on one mining community in Sudbury, Ontario, with a high cancer rate, and its reduction in occupational exposures. (irsst.qc.ca)
  • It explored the level of awareness of occupational exposures from the perspective of industry and worker representatives in some of the deepest mines in the world. (irsst.qc.ca)
  • It examined the awareness of occupational disease as an impetus to reducing toxic exposures in the mining sector, and explores other forces of change at the industrial and global levels that have led to an impact on occupational exposures in mining. (irsst.qc.ca)
  • From these, 12 labour and 10 industry interviews and four focus groups were chosen for further analysis to gain a deeper understanding of industry and labour's views on the changes in mining and the impact on miners' health from occupational exposures. (irsst.qc.ca)
  • There is awareness of occupational exposures, but this awareness is dwarfed in comparison to the attention that is given to the tragic fatal injuries from injuries and accidents. (irsst.qc.ca)
  • CONCLUSIONS: Although an increase in the awareness of occupational hazards has made a contribution to the reduction in occupational exposures, the improvement in health of miners may be considered more as a "collateral benefit" of the changes in the mining sector. (irsst.qc.ca)


  • In a statement marking the report's release issued in time for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work , the International Labour Organization ( ILO ) Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned that occupational diseases have a profound impact on the productivity of companies and the lives of workers and their families. (un.org)
  • WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- An average of 13 U.S. workers die on the job every day while an additional estimated 137 die each day from occupational diseases, AFL-CIO officials say. (upi.com)
  • The AFL-CIO report, "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," said in 2011, 4,693 workers were killed on the job and about 50,000 die every year from occupational diseases. (upi.com)
  • An occupational disease is typically identified when it is shown that it is more prevalent in a given body of workers than in the general population, or in other worker populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under the law of workers' compensation in many jurisdictions, there is a presumption that specific disease are caused by the worker being in the work environment and the burden is on the employer or insurer to show that the disease came about from another cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diseases compensated by national workers compensation authorities are often termed occupational diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been reported as an occupational problem among the health care workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Black lung disease is the common name for coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP)or anthracosis, a lung disease of older workers in the coal industry, causedby inhalation, over many years, of small amounts of coal dust. (faqs.org)
  • the disease typically affects workers over age 50.Its common name comes from the fact that the inhalation of heavy deposits ofcoal dust makes miners lungs look black instead of a healthy pink. (faqs.org)
  • This tragedy not only raised awareness of silicosis, a dangerous occupational disease, but helped to improve safety standards and working conditions for all workers today. (millonpeskin.com)
  • However, a report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration approximates that annually over two million workers in the U.S. are still exposed to silica. (millonpeskin.com)
  • And silicosis is just one of many occupational lung diseases effecting workers. (millonpeskin.com)
  • If you believe you are the victim of an occupational disease, then contact an attorney to see if you should file a workers' compensation lawsuit in Baltimore . (jackschmerling.com)
  • This NIOSH Topic page also includes information about occupational respiratory disease medical screening and monitoring - the systematic evaluation of exposed workers to detect potential health problems at an early stage and to facilitate action to prevent the development or progression of occupationally-related respiratory disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Spirometric testing is frequently utilized in the United States to monitor workers at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Glove-related hand urticaria: an increasing occupational problem amongst health care workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Outdoor workers are at risk of Lyme disease if they work at sites with infected ticks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ticks may also transmit other tick-borne diseases to workers in these and other regions of the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • NIOSH and the CDC recommend that all outdoor workers be informed and have their questions answered by employers about Lyme disease on the job. (wikipedia.org)
  • Workers at risk of Lyme disease include, but are not limited to, those working in the following: Construction Landscaping Forestry Brush clearing Land surveying Farming Railroad work Oil field work Utility line workers Park or wildlife management Other outdoor work NIOSH and the CDC recommend that employers protect their workers from Lyme disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wearing appropriate repellents (containing 20% to 30% DEET) to use on their skin and clothing for protection against tick bites Employers are also able to help prevent contracting Lyme disease in their workers by: Providing workers with insecticides (such as permethrin)to provide greater protection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occupational hexane poisoning has occurred with Japanese sandal workers, Italian shoe workers, Taiwan press proofing workers, and others. (wikipedia.org)
  • Analysis of Taiwanese workers has shown occupational exposure to substances including n-hexane. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommended that diacetyl manufacturing companies regularly sample air in work environments, provide air purifying respirators, and engage in medical surveillance of at-risk workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since asbestos-related disease has been identified by the medical profession in the late 1920s, workers' compensation cases were filed and resolved in secrecy, with a flood of litigation starting in the United States in the 1970s, and culminating in the 1980s and 1990s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Health problems attributed to asbestos include: Asbestosis - A lung disease first found in textile workers, asbestosis is a scarring of the lung tissue resulting from the production of growth factors that stimulate fibroblasts (the scar-producing lung cells) to proliferate and synthesize the scar tissue in response to injury by the inhaled fibers. (wikipedia.org)


  • Occupational hazards that are of a traumatic nature (such as falls by roofers) are not considered to be occupational diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Modernization has led to the elimination, substitution, or reduction of some of the worst toxins, and hence present-day miners are less exposed to hazards that lead to occupational disease than they were in the past. (irsst.qc.ca)
  • Other occupational hazards potentially related to cardiovascular disease include noise exposure at work, shift work, and physical activity at work. (wikipedia.org)


  • Occupational asthma has a vast number of occupations at risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occupational lung diseases are occupational diseases affecting the respiratory system, including occupational asthma, black lung disease (coalworker's pneumoconiosis), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mesothelioma, and silicosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asthma is a respiratory disease that can begin or worsen due to exposure at work and is characterized by episodic narrowing of the respiratory tract. (wikipedia.org)
  • People who work in isocyanate manufacturing, who use latex gloves, or who work in an indoor office environment are at higher risk for occupational asthma than the average US worker. (wikipedia.org)
  • Approximately 2 million people in the US have occupational asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • What Is Occupational Asthma? (jackschmerling.com)
  • The primary purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the relationship between chronic sinus symptoms and asthma in an occupational cohort. (cdc.gov)
  • Information on state-based surveillance of occupational respiratory disease, including work-related asthma (WRA) and silicosis. (cdc.gov)
  • The differential diagnosis for berylliosis includes: Sarcoidosis Granulomatous lung diseases Tuberculosis Fungal infections Granulomatosis with polyangiitis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Hypersensitivity pneumonitis Asthma Of these possibilities, berylliosis presents most similarly to sarcoidosis. (wikipedia.org)


  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a respiratory disease that can encompass chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occupational Respiratory Diseases Resulting From Exposure to Eggs. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • Some of the diseases that could be occupational in nature include cancer, respiratory issues, hearing loss, and skin diseases. (jackschmerling.com)
  • Chronic sinusitis and occupational respiratory disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Information providing technical assistance and recommendations for worker medical monitoring for occupational respiratory diseases, including the NIOSH B Reader Program and the NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Program . (cdc.gov)


  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has set a recommended exposure limit (REL) for hexane isomers (not n-hexane) of 100 ppm (350 mg/m3 (0.15 gr/cu ft)) over an 8-hour workday. (wikipedia.org)


  • Some well-known occupational diseases include: Occupational lung diseases include asbestosis among asbestos miners and those who work with friable asbestos insulation, as well as black lung (coalworker's pneumoconiosis) among coal miners, silicosis among miners and quarrying and tunnel operators and byssinosis among workers in parts of the cotton textile industry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Silicosis is a fibrosing interstitial lung disease caused by inhaling fine particles of silica, most commonly in the form of quartz or cristobalite. (wikipedia.org)
  • Silicosis is a progressive disease that belongs to a group of lung disorderscalled pneumoconioses. (faqs.org)
  • Silicosis is a lung disease caused through the inhalation of silica dust. (millonpeskin.com)
  • Silicosis, in fact, is known as one of the world's oldest occupational diseases. (millonpeskin.com)


  • Asbestosis is a fibrosing interstitial lung disease caused by exposure to forms of the mineral asbestos. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occupational exposure is the most common cause of asbestosis, but the condition also strikes people who inhale asbestos fiber or who are exposed to wasteproducts from plants near their homes. (faqs.org)

Caused by Exposure

  • World Trade Center lung is a cluster of diseases caused by exposure to fallout at Ground Zero of the September 11 attacks in 2001. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is the oldest known occupational lung disease, and is caused by exposure to inhaled particles of silica, mostlyfrom quartz in rocks, sand, and similar substances. (faqs.org)
  • Berylliosis, or chronic beryllium disease (CBD), is a chronic allergic-type lung response and chronic lung disease caused by exposure to beryllium and its compounds, a form of beryllium poisoning. (wikipedia.org)

hand urticaria

  • Another occupational skin disease is Glove related hand urticaria. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another occupational skin disease is glove-related hand urticaria, believed to be caused by repeated wearing and removal of the gloves. (wikipedia.org)


  • Exposure to substances like flock and silica can cause fibrosing lung disease, whereas exposure to carcinogens like asbestos and beryllium can cause lung cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is distinct from acute beryllium poisoning, which became rare following occupational exposure limits established around 1950. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute beryllium poisoning is acute chemical pneumonia resulting from the toxic effect of beryllium in its elemental form or in various chemical compounds, and is distinct from berylliosis (also called chronic beryllium disease). (wikipedia.org)
  • After occupational safety procedures were put into place following the realization that the metal caused berylliosis around 1950, acute beryllium poisoning became extremely rare. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute beryllium poisoning is an occupational disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute beryllium disease was first reported in Europe in 1933 and in the United States in 1943. (wikipedia.org)
  • OSHA Beryllium Health Effects Page accessed March 29, 2016 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beryllium Disease Last full review/revision May 2014 Hardy, HL (1965). (wikipedia.org)

musculoskeletal disorders

  • Meanwhile, new diseases such as mental and musculoskeletal disorders are on the rise. (un.org)
  • However, many countries do not offer compensations for certain diseases like musculoskeletal disorders caused by work (e.g. in Norway). (wikipedia.org)


  • Clinical manifestations of the contact dermatitis are also modified by external factors such as environmental factors (mechanical pressure, temperature, and humidity) and predisposing characteristics of the individual (age, sex, ethnic origin, preexisting skin disease, atopic skin diathesis, and anatomic region exposed. (wikipedia.org)


  • Berylliosis is an occupational lung disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Granulomas are seen in other chronic diseases, such as tuberculosis and sarcoidosis, and it can occasionally be hard to distinguish berylliosis from these disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Berylliosis is an occupational disease. (wikipedia.org)


  • 15% of the cases of COPD in the United States can be attributed to occupational exposure, including exposure to silica and coal dust. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ultimately, the tragedy drastically increased awareness of the dangers of silica exposure and occupational diseases in general. (millonpeskin.com)
  • A 2017 SBU report found evidence that workplace exposure to silica dust, engine exhaust or welding fumes is associated with heart disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Workplace exposure to silica dust or asbestos is also associated with pulmonary heart disease. (wikipedia.org)


  • Safety, Government of Canada, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and. (wikipedia.org)


  • According to the report, entitled The Prevention of Occupational Diseases , work-related illnesses kill six times as many people as on-the-job accidents but tend to attract less attention. (un.org)
  • Significantly reducing the incidence of occupational disease is not simple, it may not be easy and it will not happen overnight, but progress is certainly feasible," Mr. Ryder concluded, as he stressed the need in developing an effective prevention strategy. (un.org)
  • In 2010, more than 22,500 confirmed and 7,500 probable cases of Lyme disease were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (wikipedia.org)
  • National Institutes of Safety and Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (wikipedia.org)
  • This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (wikipedia.org)


  • In particular, well-documented occupational diseases such as pneumoconioses and asbestos-related illnesses remain widespread. (un.org)


  • Despite the technology available to control the hazard, however, miners stillrun the risk of developing this lung disease. (faqs.org)
  • This query system generates tables by Disease Severity Level and Disease Severity Prevalence, by demographic and geographical criteria for the total number of underground miners who participated in the CWHSP program. (cdc.gov)
  • BACKGROUND: Miners work in highly hazardous environments, but surprisingly, there are more fatalities from occupational diseases, including cancers, than from fatalities from injuries. (irsst.qc.ca)


  • In 1955, Watkinson was appointed Chief of Occupational Health by Paul Martin, Minister of Health and father of Paul Martin (Jr.), who served as Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006. (wikipedia.org)


  • Over the last few decades, the mining environment has become safer with fewer injuries and less exposure to the toxins that lead to occupational disease. (irsst.qc.ca)
  • Little is known about occupational risks for heart disease, but links have been established between cardiovascular disease and certain toxins (including carbon disulfide, nitroglycerin, and carbon monoxide), extreme heat and cold, exposure to tobacco smoke, depression, and occupational stress. (wikipedia.org)


  • Infectious lung diseases can also be acquired in an occupational context. (wikipedia.org)


  • Occupational exposure to unburnt tobacco and potential risk of toxic optic neuropathy: A cross-sectional study among beedi rollers in selected rural areas of coastal Karnataka, India. (annals.org)
  • A study of the health of war veterans, made earlier by his Department, had shown a relationship among tobacco smokers with certain lung and heart diseases. (wikipedia.org)


  • Workmen's Compensation (Occupational Diseases) Convention, 1925 is an International Labour Organization Convention. (wikipedia.org)
  • This Convention was subsequently revised in 1934 by Convention C42 - Workmen's Compensation (Occupational Diseases) Convention (Revised), 1934, and again in 1964 by Convention C121 - Employment Injury Benefits Convention, 1964. (wikipedia.org)
  • Workmen's Compensation (Occupational Diseases) Convention (Revised), 1934 is an International Labour Organization Convention. (wikipedia.org)


  • To assess the effects of occupational safety and health regulation and legislation enforcement tools for preventing occupational diseases and injuries. (wiley.com)

lung disease caused

  • Coalworker's pneumoconiosis, also called "black lung disease", is an interstitial lung disease caused by long-term exposure (over 10 years) to coal dust. (wikipedia.org)
  • Indium lung is an interstitial lung disease caused by occupational exposure to indium tin oxide. (wikipedia.org)


  • Smokers or heavy drinkers have the greatest risk of developing this disease. (faqs.org)
  • Removing infected ticks within 24 hours reduces the risk of being infected with the Lyme disease bacterium. (wikipedia.org)


  • Out of an estimated 2.34 million annual occupational deaths, the vast majority - approximately 2 million people - are disease related. (un.org)


  • See also 2009 Addendum Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry via the CDC. (wikipedia.org)


  • Bad indoor air quality may predispose for diseases in the lungs as well as in other parts of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), informally known as popcorn lung, is a disease that results in obstruction of the smallest airways of the lungs (bronchioles) due to inflammation. (wikipedia.org)


  • This term however would then include both compensable and non-compensable diseases that have occupational origins. (wikipedia.org)


  • Occupational skin diseases are ranked among the top five occupational diseases in many countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occupational skin diseases and conditions are generally caused by chemicals and having wet hands for long periods while at work. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occupational Skin Disease. (annals.org)
  • Surveys have shown that more than 90% of physicians in private practice see patients with occupational diseases, about 45% to 55% of whom have a skin disease. (annals.org)


  • Silo-filler's disease (not to be confused with farmer's lung associated with inhalation of biologic dusts) results from inhalation of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) gas from fresh silage. (wikipedia.org)


  • 26 April 2013 Approximately 2 million people die each year due to work-related diseases while 160 million more are afflicted by non-fatal occupational illnesses, says a new report by the United Nations labour agency, which has called for an "urgent and vigorous" global campaign to tackle the growing problem. (un.org)
  • Any chronic disorder that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity An occupational disease is any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, the term work-related diseases is utilized to describe diseases of occupational origin. (wikipedia.org)
  • An occupational disease is a chronic condition that was caused by activities done at work. (jackschmerling.com)
  • An association was also found between heart disease and exposure to compounds which are no longer permitted in certain work environments, such as phenoxy acids containing TCDD(dioxin) or asbestos. (wikipedia.org)
  • work accident and occupational disease. (wikipedia.org)


  • Learn the symptoms of Lyme disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • If you develop symptoms of Lyme disease seek medical attention promptly. (wikipedia.org)


  • Lyme disease is passed to humans by the bite of black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks in the eastern United States) and western black-legged ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. (wikipedia.org)


  • The number of newly reported occupational diseases declined slightly compared with the preceding year by 2 % to 1 266 reported cases, from that 1 210 cases were occupational disease and 56 cases were given the status of endangerment by an occupational disease. (uzis.cz)
  • In the years since the federal government has regulated dust levels in coal mines, the number of cases of black lung disease has fallen sharply. (faqs.org)


  • The latency period (meaning the time it takes for the disease to develop) is often 10-20 years. (wikipedia.org)