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Upcoming Events 2016


Breathe Freely Roadshows 2016


During September and October 2015 we ran four roadshow events around the UK. Almost 400 Managers and Supervisors from the construction industry were in attendance at these sessions which were lively and interactive with a lot of discussion around the practical aspects of managing health.


Speakers from the HSE, BOHS and industry talked about:

  • The scale of the problem and who’s at risk;
  • An overview of the main hazards, how to identify them and, importantly, how they can be controlled;
  • Practical advice and tools to take away and use in the workplace to help improve standards;
  • Good practice examples;
  • What we mean by occupational hygiene, occupational health and wellbeing


We will be running more roadshows in the new year – these will be publicised on this page once dates and locations are confirmed.


Links to some of the presentations are here >>

Thanks and see you later in the year

Sharon Brunt

Communications and Marketing Manager

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Office     +44(0)1332 25070

Spotlight on Silica

joint presentations from BOHS,  IOSH and HSE

BOHS has teamed up with HSE and IOSH in a joint initiative to promote awareness of occupational cancer caused by exposure to silica dust.

These events are free to attend, speakers from BOHS, HSE and IOSH will enlighten delegates about the associated health risks from exposure to silica, the role of occupational hygiene in protecting workers, and providing practical examples and case studies showing how the risks from silica can be managed.


IOSH branch meetings

Midland Branch (Click here for more>>)

2 June 2016, 13.30 - 15.30

Hollyfields Centre Club Limited, Woodacre Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 0JT

South East Branch (Click here for more>>)

21 June 2016, 17.30

Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF

Staffordshire Branch (Click here for more>>)

23 June 2016, 18.00 - 20.30

Staffordshire and Rural Homes, Dyson Way, Stafford Technology Park, Stafford, ST18 0WP

Breathe Freely - An Overview

Mike Slater Presentation from the BOHS Roadshows - many of you have asked for this as it contains some interesting stats, figures and images.


Health as a Solution

Presentation from Clive Johnson Group Head of Health & Safety at land securities


The regulator’s View: Common failings and how to control them

Presentation from Jane Beckmann Health Risk Management Unit  Construction Sector


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