Work-Related Asthma

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 link includes more information on work-related asthma in Utah.

Agriculture

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. See the below fact sheet to reduce these triggers.

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

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.

    Miners

    Respiratory disease education and training materials were created for miners and for safety and health officers. Respiratory Disease Educational Materials can be found through the Utah Univsersity Miners Hospital.