HSE Guide G402 “Health Surveillance for Occupational Asthma”
This HSE Guide/Information sheet will help employers (including the self-employed) comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers’ health.
The sheet describes specialist advice on health health surveillance for occupational asthma.
It sets out what you should expect from a health surveillance provider. Tell your occupational health professional, or if appropriate, your designated responsible person if workers have any of the following symptoms:
- recurring sore or watering eyes
- recurring blocked or running nose
- bouts of coughing
- chest tightness
- any persistent history of chest problems.
- Do the symptoms improve at weekends or during holidays?
- If workers smoke, help them to cut down or stop.
- Note: irritating substances may make existing asthma worse