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Report: Improved Reporting Needed To Prevent Workers' Asthma Deaths

January 31, 2018
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study of occupational respiratory health is arguing that improved monitoring and surveillance of workplace exposures to risk factors for asthma could reduce worker deaths, underscoring a recent National Academies of Sciences (NAS) call for greater OSHA surveillance of workplace hazards. The study, “Asthma Mortality Among Persons Aged 15--64 Years, by Industry and Occupation -- United States, 1999--2016” published Jan. 19 , in the CDC's Morbidty and Morality weekly report analyzes rates...

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