Occupational Health Awareness for Weaving People in the Somanur area

Occupational asthma is asthma that’s caused by breathing in chemical fumes, gases, dust or other substances on the job. Occupational asthma can result from exposure to a substance you’re sensitive to — causing an allergic or immunological response — or to an irritating toxic substance.
The best way to prevent occupational asthma is for workplaces to control the workers’ level of exposure to chemicals and other substances that may be sensitizers or irritants. Such measures can include implementing better control methods to prevent exposures, using less harmful substances and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers.
Our College YRC team members created awareness about asthma and other health issues for weaving workers. We visited directly into some of the units and were aware of the issues and precautionary measures.