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Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry

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

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

 

Breathe Freely breakfast event – sponsored by RVT group


Registration is now open:
Click here to visit the registration page

Free to attend

Thursday 21st July

8.30am Registration and breakfast

9.00am start

12.00pm close

Ansty Hall Hotel

Ansty, nr Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 9HZ

http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-ansty-hall/

Who should attend?

Managers and site supervisors responsible for the health of workers on construction sites.

Why attend?

Workers on our construction sites are at high risk of contracting an occupational disease, in particular lung disease. The latest provisional figures indicate that 35 workers were fatally injured during 2014/15, however, estimates suggest that each year 3,500 former construction workers die of occupational cancer each year, with most of these deaths caused by breathing in carcinogenic substances such as asbestos, silica, and painting and diesel engine exhaust fumes.

Breathe Freely is a collaborative initiative aimed at tackling the incidence of occupational lung disease amongst construction workers – by raising awareness of the problems but also by providing solutions – ensuring employers are better-equipped to manage health as well as safety.

We often hear the term, ‘let’s start treating health like safety’ but do you know what this means and how to go about it?

By attending this event, you should feel much better-equipped to manage health, by understanding the hazards your workers’ may be exposed to and importantly, what you can do to protect them from those hazards.

Speakers from the HSE, BOHS and industry will talk 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

Registration is now open:

Click here to visit the registration page



 

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

Presentation from Jane Beckmann Health Risk Management Unit  Construction Sector

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

 

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

PARTNERS

BOHS Logo : www.bohs.org.uk
Constructing Better Health Logo : http://www.cbhscheme.com/ : CBH is a non-profit membership scheme dedicated to help the Construction Industry
http://www.hse.gov.uk/
Land Securities Logo: http://www.landsecurities.com/
http://www.macegroup.com/ ; Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering highly integrated services.

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