Our overall recommendations for the effective prevention and management of workrelated asthma are

  1. Avoidance of exposure to causative agents or, if this is not possible then to reduce exposure
  2. Screening and monitoring (surveillance) of endangered workers (workers at high-risk sites or with a high degree of individual susceptibility)
  3. Comprehensive assessment of disease in suspected cases (diagnostics)
  4. Pharmacological treatment of people with obstructive ventilation patterns, nonspecific bronchial hyperresponsiveness (NSBHR) or work-related asthma symptoms