Allergies in the Workplace – a risk for PCBU’s to manage!

It seems to me that most people are now allergic to something or other, and that the proportion of sufferers is certainly increasing. Even I recently discovered that after a lifetime of no known allergic reactions, my skin now reacts to a certain brand of adhesive bandage! So with this ‘reasonable foreseeability’ clearly before us, it is apparent that workplaces need to be aware and prepared for the potential allergic reactions of their employees. Allergic reaction is often regarded as a trivial condition, but I have witnessed for myself an allergy flare-up that has seriously disrupted ordinary daily functioning, affecting sleep, mood, energy levels and concentration. Management should think

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