Archive for the ALL LATEST NEWS - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - Category

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: PERSONAL HAVS METER

Posted on 31st July 2014
World’s first personal hand-arm vibration exposure meter

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OVER 50% OF PROJECTS FAIL HSE ‘HEALTH CHECK’

Posted on 22nd July 2014
hselogo1Chief Inspector condemns ‘unacceptable toll of ill-health’

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MASONRY COMPANY FAILED TO MANAGE STONE DUST RISK

Posted on 22nd July 2014
Firm and director ignored HSE improvement notice requirements

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PROPERTY FIRM FAILED TO TEST EXTRACTION SYSTEM

Posted on 22nd July 2014
Wood dust ventilation vital for control of nasal cancer risk

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HSE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH RISKS BLITZ STARTS

Posted on 24th June 2014
Projects challenged on health with “full weight of the law”

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INDUSTRY WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS DUST DANGER

Posted on 16th June 2014
HSE strikes partnership on construction dust management

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UNCONTROLLED SILICA DUST CAUSED WORKER SILICOSIS

Posted on 30th May 2014
£100k fine follows failure to manage RCS hazard

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FREE SKIN CANCER CAMPAIGN LEAFLET AND POSTERS

Posted on 19th May 2014
Awareness material spotlights construction worker cancer risk

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SILCA DUST RISK PROSECUTED UNDER COSHH REGS

Posted on 14th May 2014
Control and health surveillance advice from HSE not implemented

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HSE SHARPENS FOCUS ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Posted on 8th May 2014
Construction sector central to regulator health strategy

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HSE CONSTRUCTON CHIEF INSPECTOR FEARS FOR FUTURE

Posted on 24th April 2014
hselogo1Economic recovery must be supported by competent workforce

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HSE SILICA RISK ENFORCEMENT TRIPLES IN 2013

Posted on 16th March 2014
Rise in action on RCS heralds upcoming health risk ‘blitz’

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HSE TURNING UP THE HEAT ON HEALTH RISKS

Posted on 2nd March 2014
Construction sector remains top priority for HSE on cancer and COPD

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HSE BOSS INTERVIEWED ON HEALTH RISKS AND CDM

Posted on 20th January 2014
hselogo1Chief Inspector highlights impending health risk ‘blitz’ and CDM changes

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FAILURE TO ASSESS LEGIONELLA RISK IN H&C WATER

Posted on 28th August 2013
Care home ignored HSE improvement notice requirements

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OSHA SEEKS TOUGHER STANDARD ON RCS RISK

Posted on 27th August 2013
US regulator new respirable crystalline silica standard for construction

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PRESSURE MOUNTS ON CONSTRUCTION HEALTH ISSUES

Posted on 15th August 2013
Government call on industry leaders to ‘pledge’ action on health 

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FREE HSE LED EVENT ON CONSTRUCTION DUST

Posted on 12th August 2013
HSE pressure on ‘construction dust’ assessment and control mounts

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HSE ISSUE SIMPLE GUIDE TO SELECTION & USE OF RPE

Posted on 2nd July 2013
Step-by-step straightforward and practical approach to RPE 

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HSE GUIDE CALLS FOR IMPROVED DUST RISK CONTROL

Posted on 1st July 2013
Construction project work riddled with high risk dust laden tasks

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SELF REPORTED ILL-HEALTH CONFIRMED ‘BROADLY RELIABLE’

Posted on 13th June 2013
Research suggests self-reporting provides sound basis for policy

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WORKMAN DIED INHALING PAINT REMOVER VAPOUR

Posted on 28th May 2013
Dichloromethane containing agent used in unventilated confined space

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HA AND HSE JOIN FORCES ON SILICA DUST CONTROL

Posted on 25th March 2013
New guidance targets highway paving construction or maintenance work

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HAND ARM VIBRATION HARM RISK MISSED

Posted on 25th March 2013
Damage and fine highlight need to assess and act on HAVS risk

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NEW GUIDANCE ON SITE SILICA DUST DANGER

Posted on 21st March 2013
Leaflet explains how to prevent lung disease caused by exposure to silica

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HSE HELP FOR HANDLING HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

Posted on 19th March 2013
New online guidance designed to make HS easier to understand

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HSE CONSTRUCTION DUST ‘COORDINATORS’ ON THE ROAD

Posted on 5th February 2013
WWT free events host HSE speakers on dust and RPE face fitting

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HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND REDUCING ILL-HEALTH

Posted on 31st January 2013
New HSE website aims to demystify HS requirements

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HSE PRIORITIES FOR CONSTRUCTION SECTOR 2013-14

Posted on 22nd January 2013
Fragile materials, dust control and RPE fitting likely move up agenda 

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FREE HEALTHY HALF-DAY EVENT AT CHELTENHAM RACES

Posted on 18th December 2012
WWT provide help and guidance on a range of health issues

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FREE AWARENESS EVENT ON SILICA AND OTHER DUST RISK

Posted on 13th December 2012
HSE and WWT combine to raise the dust on construction health issues 

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HSE RESEARCH TO ASSESS ROOFWORKER CANCER RISK

Posted on 7th November 2012
Industry hears of HSE approach to managing construction health risks

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LATEST STATISTICS SHOW CONSTRUCTION REMAINS HIGH RISK

Posted on 31st October 2012
HSE publish provisional workplace injury and ill-health statistics for 2011/12

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FREE TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE ON HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 16th October 2012
Assistance and support for all working in construction on health issues

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HAND ARM VIBRATION AND NOISE HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

Posted on 9th October 2012
Construction and other high risk sectors failing to monitor HAVS / Noise damage

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HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEMS AND LEGIONELLA RISK

Posted on 20th September 2012
HSE warns firms to assess legionella risk from hot and cold water systems

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ROOFING FEDERATION TAKE ACTION ON SILICA DUST

Posted on 6th September 2012
NFRC spell out methods of roof tile cutting to protect against silica dust

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HSE ISSUE WARNING ON LEGIONELLA RISK MANAGEMENT

Posted on 27th July 2012
Companies told to do more to protect workforce and members of the public

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REPORT ON THE BURDEN OCCUPATIONAL CANCER IN GB

Posted on 24th June 2012
Construction sector involves potential exposure to 20 different carcinogens

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ON-TOOL CONTROLS ESSENTIAL TO MINIMISE SILICA EXPOSURE

Posted on 10th June 2012
Research supports tough HSE enforcement line on control of respirable dust 

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HSE TARGETS CONSTRUCTION FOR CANCER DEATH PREVENTION

Posted on 27th May 2012
Regulator cancer priorities will require more action from construction sector  

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EMPLOYEE FINED FOR LIGHTING UP IN WORK VEHICLE

Posted on 18th May 2012
Window fitter found smoking in van prosecuted by Environmental Health 

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INCIDENT: WORK SUSPENDED ON FORMER MUSTARD GAS SITE

Posted on 17th May 2012
Two workers affected during work on new Avonmouth recycling plant project

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROVISION ON LONDON 2012 PROJECT

Posted on 12th April 2012
Research highlights the benefits from effective project health management

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HEALTH SCREENING FIRM FINED FOR USING UNQUALIFIED STAFF

Posted on 29th March 2012
Hand Arm Vibration tests carried out by persons lacking necessary training

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INSURERS FACE MASSIVE MESOTHELIOMA DISEASE LIABILITY

Posted on 29th March 2012
Supreme Court ruling on insurer liability favours employers and sufferers

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DOUBT CAST ON VALUE OF SELF-REPORTED ILLNESS DATA

Posted on 20th January 2012
Review on the validity and reliability of self-reported work-related illness

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HSE CHIEF CHALLENGES INDUSTRY ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Posted on 13th December 2011
Workforce ‘wellbeing’ has detracted from traditional construction health issues

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FREE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ADVICELINE FOR SMEs

Posted on 3rd December 2011
New NHS service seeks to promote the benefits of good health at work 

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CONSTRUCTION INJURY AND ILL-HEATH STATISTICS 2010/11

Posted on 2nd November 2011
HSE statistics show injuries falling whilst ‘cancer registrations’ are high

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