How to manage occupational asthma
If possible, try to avoid the substance(s) that cause your symptoms. This isn’t always easy but ask your employer if they can reduce or remove exposure, for example by getting allergens replaced with a safer alternative.
If this isn’t possible, consider asking your employer to install extractor fans.
You can try using respiratory protective equipment (RPE), to stop you inhaling the substances causing you problems. Remember that if your asthma is being caused or worsened by your workplace, your employer has a legal responsibility to offer you RPE. You are responsible for making sure the equipment fits and is worn correctly, removed safely, maintained regularly and replaced if needed.
Follow your asthma plan - if you have been prescribed a preventer inhaler, make sure that you use it as advised. This helps to reduce inflammation in the airways and prevents symptoms in the long term.