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SILICA (RCS) DUST LIMIT – THE ONLY WAY IS DOWN?

Posted on 12th September 2017
US regulator cuts RCS exposure standard to half UK limit

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HSE LUNG DISEASE SUMMIT TARGETS SILICA DUST (RCS)

Posted on 1st September 2017
Regulator starts major initiative on lung disease in construction

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HSE ON SILICA DUST (RCS): RISK MANAGEMENT UPDATE

Posted on 23rd August 2017
New guidance available on key HSE Construction Sector priority

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HSE HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION FACTS POSTER

Posted on 8th September 2016
Regulator looks to raise health risks profile with construction workers

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IOSH LAUNCHES SILICA PHASE OF HEALTH CAMPAIGN

Posted on 14th March 2016
‘No Time To Lose’ aims to reduce construction cancer burden

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STONE MASONRY FIRM FAILS ON SILICA AND HAVS

Posted on 23rd November 2015
Company owner fined over lack of health protection

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MANAGING ILL-HEALTH: PAVING, ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Posted on 12th November 2015
New guidance prepared by APS, ICE and others

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HSE FAILING IN DUTY ON HEALTH PROTECTION?

Posted on 12th November 2015
British Medical Journal article condemns regulator enforcement

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HSE SERVE HEALTH WARNING TO STONE INDUSTRY

Posted on 28th October 2015
Serious breaches at over half premises visited by HSE

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TOO MANY REFURB PROJECTS FAIL HSE SPOT CHECKS

Posted on 12th November 2014
hseinspectors3Unacceptable conditions and dangerous practices at 40% of sites

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CAMPAIGN TO CUT WORK CANCER DEATHS LAUNCHED

Posted on 3rd November 2014
IOSH says “No Time To Lose” over cancer risks

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HSE HEALTH WEBPAGES UPDATED AND REVISED

Posted on 29th September 2014
hselogo1Changes reflect raised inspection & enforcement on health risks

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HSE CALL ON ALL TO ‘THINK HEALTH AS WELL AS SAFETY’

Posted on 22nd September 2014
Industry braced for action on construction dust and other health hazards

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INDUSTRY LEADERS RISE TO “THINK HEALTH” CHALLENGE

Posted on 29th August 2014
hselogo1Collaboration and CONIAC ‘branding and sharing’ are way forward

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CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR TOUGHER RCS LIMITS

Posted on 24th July 2014
anglegrinderHazards Magazine criticise regulator reluctance on silica risk

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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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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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PRODUCTS: KERB REDUCES RISK THROUGH DESIGN

Posted on 27th May 2014
Silica hazard removed and manual handling risks reduced

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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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DESIGN REDUCES MSD RISK & SILICA DUST EXPOSURE

Posted on 26th March 2014
Single innovation cuts risk from two construction hazards

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NEW RPE FILTER MAKES FACE FIT TESTING EASIER

Posted on 26th March 2014
FFT in under 3 seconds with JSP PressToCheck™ filters

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EU REGULATION OF RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA

Posted on 25th March 2014
Industry study highlights huge potential cost of ‘Binding Limit’

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PUBLIC ‘SHOP’ DIRECTOR OVER SILICA AND FALLS RISK

Posted on 31st May 2012
Director prosecuted over ‘astonishing’ use of disc cutter on roof ridge

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STONEMASON TV ROLE PROMPTS HSE VISIT AND PROSECUTION

Posted on 26th October 2011
Action not taken despite dust 300% above safe levels and enforcement notice

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MANAGING PAVING, ROAD AND HIGHWAYS HEALTH RISKS

Posted on 21st October 2011
HSE seek working group members to improve health through supply chain

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PUBLIC RISK FROM DUST AND RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA

Posted on 3rd August 2011
Low levels reported but demolition and cut-off saws may still be a ‘problem’ 

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HEALTH SURVEILLANCE FOR THOSE EXPOSED TO SILICA

Posted on 16th November 2010
Report by HSL considers appropriate health surveillance standards

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REVISED GUIDANCE ON RESPIRATOR FACE FITTING

Posted on 20th July 2010
HSE Inspectors to take action where RPE face fit testing inadequate

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SILICA RISK DURING CONCRETE CUTTING

Posted on 7th June 2010
Guidance to Inspectors illustrates risk, precautions and enforcement policy

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SILICA DUST IS AIRED

Posted on 17th February 2010
Workforce warned of danger in cutting stone, concrete or masonry

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