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Study shows female and young workers hit hardest by workplace allergies

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 23, 2008

A study conducted by the Occupational Health & Safety Agency for Healthcare in British Columbia (OHSAH) shows that female workers and workers under age 30 were at the highest risk for "allergy and irritation events" in healthcare settings.

Other workers at high risk in healthcare facilities included facility support service workers, laboratory assistants and technicians, and maintenance workers, according to study.

Click here and then click the search button to go to the OHSAH fact sheet, Potential Allergy And Irritation Incidents Among Healthcare Workers In British Columbia.

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