Work and asthma

7) Change of job or role

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If you think you can no longer work in your current job you may have to think about other options.

  • An alternative role within the same workplace? For example if you work outside at a warehouse could you change to an indoor job?
  • Could you change to a role away from the environment which is making your asthma worse? For example away from fumes, dust or extreme changes of temperature?
  • Could you change your role to include fewer responsibilities if stress is a contributing factor for your health?
  • Do you have other skills or experience which you could use in a different role. For example instructing junior staff or supervising others using your knowledge and experience?