Work-Related Asthma (WRA) is asthma that is caused or triggered by conditions or substances in the workplace.
There are currently about 390 substances known to cause new onset WRA. The below links include WRA factsheets and educational resources.
Farming is considered a high-risk industry for WRA. Farmers are exposed to many occupational asthma triggers, but there are actions that can be done to reduce risk.
FFA is a dynamic youth organization that is a part of agricultural education programs at middle and high schools. The Utah Asthma Program worked with the FFA to develop curriculum that can help future agriculture workers protect their health.
Respiratory disease education and training materials were created for miners and for safety and health officers. These materials can be found at the following link: Complete Respiratory Disease Educational Packet
To order a FREE packet of Respiratory Disease Educational Materials, contact:
University of Utah Miners Hospital
Utah Asthma Program
Materials were developed by the University of Utah Miners Hospital, and members of the Utah Asthma Task Force.