HSE RSS feeds » Lung Disease http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58146 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 are likely to be Non-Licensed or Notifiable Non-Licensed work (or when work requires the services of a licensed contractor).  A revised edition of the hard copy priced publication, HSG210, will be available at a later date.

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HSL: Measurements of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 10 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:11:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58042 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 https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:15:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57945 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 http://hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1112.htm http://hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1112.htm#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:01:26 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57924 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 and whether lung disease occurs when applied by spraying. Scientific studies on the hazardous properties of these products, and clinical studies reporting lung disease in people using them, were considered.

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HSL: Measurement of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 16 May 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:08:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57702 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/respirable-crystalline-silica-(rcs)---health-surveillance-and-exposure-control http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/respirable-crystalline-silica-(rcs)---health-surveillance-and-exposure-control#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:23:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52602 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rcs-health-surveilance-exposure-control.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rcs-health-surveilance-exposure-control.htm#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:50:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50495 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/new-construction-guidance-to-stop-workers-dying-each-week-from-occupational-disease/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/new-construction-guidance-to-stop-workers-dying-each-week-from-occupational-disease/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:00:41 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/new-construction-guidance-to-stop-workers-dying-each-week-from-occupational-disease/7696 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/11/20/new-construction-guidance-to-stop-workers-dying-each-week-from-occupational-disease/feed/ 0 HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:00:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49939 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/bohs-breathe-freely.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/bohs-breathe-freely.htm#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49288 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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