Latex Allergy

Hazard Recognition

The following references aid in recognizing latex hazards in the workplace.

  • Potential for Sensitization and Possible Allergic Reaction To Natural Rubber Latex Gloves and other Natural Rubber Products. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB), (January 28, 2008). Alerts field personnel, employees and employers about issues regarding sensitization and allergic reactions that have occurred in some individuals using natural rubber latex (NRL) products, particularly gloves, in the workplace setting.
  • Occupational Latex Allergies. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic. Describes latex allergies and includes links to What's New Regarding Latex Allergies, NIOSH Publications on Latex Allergies, and Other Latex Allergy-Related Resources and Links.
  • Reddy S. "Latex Allergy." American Family Physician. 1998 Jan 1;57(1):93-100. Contains a general overview of latex allergy, latex origin, allergic reactions and symptoms, and those at risk. Also, provides a Patient Information Handout.