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Category: Lung Disease

Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos

Monday, September 18, 2017

Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos.  The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated.  There is more emphasis on the importance of appropriate information, instruction and training. The sheets now indicate whether specific tasks […]

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HSL: Measurements of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 10 Oct 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.

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EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us. Early Bird registration up until 21st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 22nd September is £425.

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RR1112 – Summary of evidence – solvent-based hydrophobic coatings and risks for acute respiratory toxicity

Monday, July 17, 2017

Water repellent coatings are increasingly used by different  industries to reduce water and dirt sticking to surfaces. The coatings can be applied by processes that minimise the risk that operators inhale the product but there is evidence that some products are applied by spraying, creating an inhalable mist. This review examined evidence about these coatings […]

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HSL: Measurement of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 16 May 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.

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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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Respirable crystalline silica (RCS): Health surveillance and exposure control – Buxton, 27 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

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 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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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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BOHS: Breathe Freely – Regional events – 9, 15 & 23 September 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

BOHS is running three, free to attend, regional events in September, on preventing lung disease in the construction industry. Part of the Breathe Freely initiative, they and are aimed at anyone in construction with an interest in, or responsibility for, protecting workers’ health.

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