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Upcoming Events 2017


NEW Breathe Freely in construction workshop event – Interactive and FREE!

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Thursday 6th April, 2pm - 4.30pm

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.

  •   Spotlight on Silica Events
      (click here for more )

    South West Branch

    18-May-17, 1.00pm - 3.30pm

    Boringdon Park Golf Club, Plympton

    IOSH Speaker: Philip Baker
    BOHS Speaker: TBC

    Tyne and Wear Branch

    15-Jun-17, TBC

    Durham Emirates Cricket Club (tbc)

    IOSH Speaker: Tim Briggs
    BOHS Speaker: Mark Holmes confirmed

NEW Breathe Freely in construction workshop event – Interactive and FREE!

We’re delighted to invite you to a Breathe Freely workshop - this latest Breathe Freely event will be interactive, giving you the opportunity to participate in practical sessions which will look at common construction processes and tasks, the hazards and risks associated with those, and the controls you can put in place to protect workers from them.

  •   More Information & Pre-Registration
      (click here for more )

    Sackville Street Building, Manchester

    Thursday 6th April, 2pm - 4.30pm

    Why Should I attend ?

    This roadshow is aimed at construction managers, to help them better recognise and control the health risks specific to their workplace, by:

    • Identifying the most commonly present health hazards found on construction sites
    • Understanding the principles of risk control
    • Identifying the measures needed to control common health risks from construction activities

    So why not come along and take advantage of this FREE opportunity to develop your knowledge of health risk management in the construction sector?

    If you’ve been to a Breathe Freely roadshow before, this is a new format - there will be fewer presentations and more discussion about the issues and barriers you face and how you can tackle these. So please do come along and have your say!

    We want to equip you with the information and knowledge that will help you make positive changes for your workers.

    Key Details

    • Thursday 6th April
    • 2pm – 4.30pm
    • Sackville Street Building, Manchester University (click here for directions and interactive map)
    • Refreshments provided

    Please Fill in this form to pre-register your interest in attending


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