Inteleservices’ fragrance-free policy is based on voluntary compliance.It is intended to restrict the use of noticeably scented products in the workplace – not the use of all scented products.Work-exacerbated anaphylaxis is pre-existing or co-existing allergy (for example, a food or pollen allergy) to a particular agent that is triggered by workplace exposures.The main efforts to prevent work-related anaphylaxis centre on avoiding worker exposure to sensitizers whether at the source (elimination, substitution, local exhaust ventilation), along the path (enclosure of emission source) or at the worker level (administrative controls, respiratory protective equipment).Allergic reactions can be mild, affecting only the skin, to severe, affecting the airways and/or the heart, resulting in death.Signs and symptoms Anaphylaxis includes a range of symptoms that can occur in various combinations and be hard to recognize.If you are having an anaphylactic reaction, you may experience a few or all of these signs and symptoms: Severe symptoms can develop within minutes after being exposed to an allergen, and the severity usually peaks within three to thirty minutes.There can be an equally serious second phase reaction, one to eight hours after the initial anaphylaxis.
His swollen red face alarmed his co-worker who made the lifesaving 911 call.
Anthony is one of millions in North America who experience a life threatening anaphylactic reaction each year. There are things employers can do to prevent and prepare for anaphylaxis, and ensure they can respond effectively to protect the lives of their employees.
Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction that can develop quickly, affecting many different body organs and systems.
What can be done Workers have the right to be informed about the hazards they are exposed to and how to work safely.
While it may not be possible to completely eliminate the risk of anaphylaxis in the workplace, employers and employees can take steps to reduce the risk, and respond effectively if and when someone has a life threatening reaction.