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HSL: Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) – Health Surveillance and Exposure Control – Buxton, 17 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of the new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.

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New construction guidance to stop workers dying each week from occupational disease

Friday, November 20, 2015

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. HSE is urging the industry to put an end to the hundreds of construction workers that die of occupational diseases every month.

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57th North West Safety Conference and Exhibition – Preston, 10 September 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

‘Striving for Good Health and Safety’ will target occupational health issues. Subjects covered include asbestos, exposure to harmful dusts and fumes, PPE selection and stress and wellbeing.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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CIS36: Construction dust – revised information sheet

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Regularly breathing in construction dust over a long period of time can cause life-changing lung diseases. This sheet tells employers what they need to know to prevent or adequately control construction dust risks. It also provides advice for safety representatives and workers.

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Using cut-off saws: A guide to protecting your lungs

Monday, March 25, 2013

This leaflet has been produced by HSE and the Highways Agency and is aimed at workers in highway paving construction or maintenance work. It explains how respirable crystalline silica exposure can affect health and what to do to control the risks.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Every one counts

Monday, December 3, 2012

HSE Chair looks beyond the fatal injury statistics

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Agriculture health and safety – Grain dust

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Grain dust is the dust produced during harvesting, drying, handling, storage or processing of cereal crops. These include barley, wheat, oats, maize and rye. This guidance tells you about the possible health problems you could develop from exposure to grain dust and what precautions you should take to protect your health.

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Changes to approved methods of roof tile cutting to protect against silica dust

Thursday, September 6, 2012

From 1st October 2012, contractors will no longer have the option of using a cut-off saw to dry cut valley tiles.  In a bid to reduce the risks from silica dust, industry has supported changes to working methods which mean that, should a cut-off saw be used for cutting valley tiles, water suppression as well […]

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Burnley employees exposed to deadly dust

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Burnley firm has appeared in court after it put four of its employees at risk of contracting a potentially-deadly lung disease.

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Docks and ports – Dusty cargoes

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Typical cargoes in UK ports include grain, soya, animal foodstuffs, fishmeal, ores, coal and coke, cement, biomass, superphosphate and other fertilisers. During handling these can give off large quantities of dust. Different dusts have different effects on health, but the most important effects of dusty cargoes are on the lungs. The chronic effects are often […]

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Lung diseases: Susceptible trades and industries – Quarries

Friday, March 23, 2012

Crystalline silica is one of the commonest minerals in the earths crust. When crushed during quarrying activities, materials containing silica create respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust associated with the respiratory disease silicosis.

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Lung diseases – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

COPD is an extremely common lung disease in society. It is a term used to describe a number of breathing problems where there is damage to the breathing tubes and air sacs within the lung.

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Stonemasonry – Rebranded

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Health and safety issues in the stonemasonry industry website has been rebranded – New design, new features, better navigation,

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Using Filtering facepieces A2 poster

Monday, March 2, 2009

An A2 size durable colour poster which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and is 100% biodegradable.

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