Workplace

  • workplaceTell your employer about your food allergy before you start work, so they can consider putting strategies in place to reduce the risk of a reaction and organise anaphylaxis for relevant staff.

  • Let selected workmates know that you have a potentially life-threatening food allergy and what a reaction might look like so that they can support you.

  • You may choose to wear some form of medical identification bracelet or necklace.

  • Ensure you have an adrenaline (epinephrine) injector and ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis with you at all times in the workplace (including with you if you go out for lunch) and let your supervisor and selected workmates know where you keep them.

  • Educate your work mates about how to recognise an allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis) and how to administer your adrenaline injector, following instructions on your ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis.

FAA food allergy workplace catering checklist

Food allergy aware catering checklist for workplace events (pdf)

FAA food allergy workplace poster

Food allergy in the workplace poster (pdf)

A&AA resources 

General infomation

A&AA general workplace

Go to A&AA General infomation

Managing anaphylaxis in the workplace

A&AA managing anaphylaxis in workplace

Go to A&AA Managing anaphylaxis in the workplace

Overcoming workplace negativity

A&AA negativity in workplace

Go to A&AA Overcoming workplace negativity

ASCIA online training

ASCIA anaphylaxis community online training

ASCIA anaphylaxis first aid (community) online training

 

Content updated October 2021

A food allergy education project supported by

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
National Allergy Strategy

The National Allergy Strategy is an initiative of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia.
www.nationalallergystrategy.org.au

This project received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

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