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Category: Disease reduction

Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited.

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Inspections challenge construction sites to ‘Think Health’

Monday, June 23, 2014

Poor working conditions likely to lead to ill health on building sites will be targeted this month as work continues to reduce death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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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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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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HSE hosts idea sharing event on occupational disease

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is bringing together a range of people to share their thoughts on how to make a bigger impact in tackling occupational disease.

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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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Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease – Controlling risks from manmade water systems

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Guidance on Legionella and how to control risks from exposure to Legionella from manmade water systems. It will help employers and those with responsibility for the control of premises understand what their duties are and how to comply with health and safety law.

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Lung diseases: Silicosis – Major disease risk from RCS dust

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is found in stone, rocks, sands and clays. Exposure to RCS over a long period can cause fibrosis (hardening or scarring) of the lung tissue with a consequent loss of lung function.

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Leptospirosis: Are you at risk?

Friday, December 9, 2011

This pocket card explains what leptospirosis is, how you might catch it and ways to prevent it. It also explains what you should do if you do contract the disease.

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Health topics – What is legionella?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Legionella is a bacteria commonly found in water. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia, contracted by inhaling airborne water droplets containing viable Legionella bacteria.

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RR875 – Occupational eosinophilic cough conditions

Monday, July 18, 2011

This project was to improve understanding of emerging occupational respiratory conditions typified by chronic cough and airway eosinophilia.

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COSHH eBulletin – subscribe for free news and information

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Receive the latest Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) news and information for free from HSE via a free regular email bulletin.

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RR819: A small survey of exposure to rubber process dust, rubber fume and N-nitrosamines

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This report was carried out in support of HSE’s FIT3 Disease Reduction Programme Cancer Project’s aim to develop a strategy to reduce the incidence of occupational cancer in Great Britain.

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Leading indicators for assessing reduction in risk of long latency diseases

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The HSE need meaningful ‘leading indicators’ that provide a real-time measure of progress in reducing long latency occupational disease.

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‘Baby boom’ carpenters – greatest risk of asbestos related cancer

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

In the largest global study of its kind – funded by Cancer Research UK and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) –

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Mesothelioma risks in Britain

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Research – lifetime occupational and residential histories from 622 mesothelioma patients (512 men, 110 women) and

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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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