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Work-related respiratory diseases; employers and employees in manufacturing need your help
  • Published Date:
    May 2010
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; National Occupational Research Agenda ; NORA Manufacturing Sector Council
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2010-144
  • Description:
    "An estimated 15.9 million people worked in the Manufacturing Sector in 2008, which accounted for approximately 10.9% of the employed U.S. workforce. In 2008, about one in seven recordable workplace injuries and illnesses and one in thirteen workplace fatalities occurred in Manufacturing. Many respiratory diseases are almost exclusively caused by workplace exposures, including silicosis, asbestosis, byssinosis, and chronic beryllium disease. According to state-based surveillance data (1990-1999), the following diseases have a high percentage of deaths in the Manufacturing Sector compared to other sectors: silicosis, asbestosis, byssinosis, all pneumoconioses, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (World Report 2007). Some respiratory diseases, such as asthma, can be either caused or exacerbated by workplace exposures. Other respiratory diseases have also been linked to workplace exposures but not in manufacturing more than other sectors." - NIOSHTIC-2

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