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Health and Safety Executive retweeted
DanMenBLF 18h
The will be inspecting British businesses to check up on their dust control. HSE’s Prof David Fishwick said: “Exposure to asbestos, silica, wood, flour and other dust can have life-changing consequences.”
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Health and Safety Executive retweeted
No Time to Lose 19h
A sensible response to today’s sensational nonsense from the Sun and the Mail newspapers. Hardwood dusts can be carcinogenic and carpenters and joiners are 4 times as likely as other workers to develop asthma.
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Health and Safety Executive 22h
We’re supporting ’s as part of our ongoing campaign. Do you know the risks, plan your work and use the right controls to protect your lungs from dust? More info >
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Health and Safety Executive 23h
To help reduce risks when handling livestock you need to be fit and healthy and have appropriate training and experience. Our advice and guidance can help you on your farm
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Health and Safety Executive 23h
You may have seen this story in and . Our ongoing campaign is aimed at highlighting these issues. Here is our response to this particular story.
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Health and Safety Executive retweeted
IOSH Jun 17
Today has launched its new campaign to tackle . Now is an apt time to raise awareness of respiratory workplace matters and introduce new initiatives to prevent exposure, says Malcolm Shiels, Chair:
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 16
HSE inspectors are now making visits across Britain focusing on controlling dust. Make sure you don't get caught out like this and take the right steps to protect workers' health by viewing our free guidance ->
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 16
Some of this dust will have made its way into the lungs of the builders working on this construction site. We're visiting sites so protect your health and the health of those around you with our free guidance on controlling dust ->
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 16
From tomorrow, our inspectors are visiting sites across the country to see how employers are controlling workers' exposure to dust. Have a read of this to see what our chief medical officer has to say on the matter 👉
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 16
Be like this builder and use a fit-tested RPE kit to control dust exposure on your construction site. Find out more about using the right controls here before we pay your site a visit ->
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 15
Don't be like this builder and fail to suppress dust correctly. Prepare for our visit by knowing the risks and planning your work. Find out how here ->
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 15
Protect your health and the health of those around you by using the right controls to suppress dust. Get ready for an inspection by following our free guidance ->
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 14
HSE’s head of construction Sarah Jardine and her husband Paul recently ran the Derby Half Marathon in support of charity which provides help to those in construction. Find more about the charity and Sarah’s fundraising efforts here >
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 14
A Dessert company has been fined after employee was struck by machinery while relocating it on site.
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 14
Look at the difference in levels of hazardous dust exposure here when using controlled and uncontrolled methods. Ensure you use the right controls and are following our guidance before we pay your site a visit
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 14
It’s our pleasure to welcome the Govt’s Chief Scientific Adviser today at our globally recognised Buxton lab. Sir Patrick Vallance will hear of lessons learnt, meet Science Division staff and join in with our busy Science Fair covering a broad range of topics.
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 14
Replying to @H_S_E
Our inspectors are visiting businesses across Britain for evidence of workers knowing the risks, planning their work and using the right controls. Don’t get caught like this business, read our guidance on controlling dust here >
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 14
A stone masonry company has been sentenced after failing to adequately control employees’ exposure to silica dust, resulting in an employee developing silicosis.
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 14
Download our free selfie cards and show your support to ensure builders' health is protected at work -> We'll retweet the best ones!
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Health and Safety Executive Jun 13
Our inspectors are visiting sites across the country to see how businesses are managing workers' exposure to dust. Find out more about the campaign and see what our chief medical officer has to say in our press release here 👉
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