Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in industry

Breathe Freely in Construction

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Breathe Freely Roadshow

London, 4th November

The event is aimed at anyone working within the construction industry with a responsibility for the health and safety of workers.

The event is sponsored by RVT group.

 

Watch The RVT video outlining the event Below

Speakers from the HSE, BOHS and industry talked about.

  • The scale of the problem around occupational ill-health - and who's at risk on our construction sites;
  • An overview of the main hazards on construction sites, 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 improved standards in how worker health is being protected;
  • Good practice, with case studies from across the sector

Delegates also had the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and to network with like-minded individuals.

NEW EVENT               

Venue:
The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow,
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF



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One day Breathe Freely Conference - 27th April 2016

Raising the bar on health in construction - a way forward

Venue: The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

Date: Wednesday 27th April, 2016

Time: Start: 09.00, end 17.00

Background

Breathe Freely launched in 2015, and is a collaborative initiative aimed at tackling the incidence of occupational disease in the construction industry, focusing initially on respiratory disease.

As awareness gradually increases about the urgent need to focus more on health in this sector, this one-day conference will examine practical ways to improve standards across the industry, to ultimately reduce the incidence of ill-health and disease. The current statistics show that construction workers are 100 times more likely to suffer from ill-health than from an injury at work.

What will the event cover?

Expert speakers will provide insight into emerging health issues in the construction industry, and update us on new initiatives and best practice in a range of areas. Workshop sessions will provide the opportunity for delegates to input into the development of the Breathe Freely campaign and discuss how, collectively, we can make a difference.

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Don’t miss these free ‘Breathe freely’ regional events, aimed at construction managers and site supervisors responsible for health and safety

 

The following three events are sponsored by Speedy Services

At each of these events, 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

Breathe freely regional event, aimed at construction managers and site supervisors responsible for health and safetyHaydock, 9th September

8.30am – 11.00am
To book, visit http://www.bohs.org/NorthWest/BreatheFreely/Back to top^

 

 

 

Breathe freely regional event, aimed at construction managers and site supervisors responsible for health and safetyFalkirk, 15th September8.30am – 11.00am. Breakfast is provided!To book, visit http://www.bohs.org/Scotland/Breathefreely/Back to top^

 

 

 

Breathe freely regional event, aimed at construction managers and site supervisors responsible for health and safetyLondon, 23rd September4.30pm – 7pmTo book, visit http://www.bohs.org/London/Breathefreely/Back to top^

 

 

BREATHE FREELY Preventing occupational lung disease in the construction industry. Free to attend IOSH Construction Group Webinar - In conjunction with BOHS

Thu 25 Jun 2015 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Click Here To book your place, you can register online now.>>

The IOSH Construction Group are pleased to announce this webinar, to be run in conjunction with BOHS on their new Breathe Freely initiative. With Mike Slater, immediate Past President of BOHS speaking, he will be delivering a presentation on respiratory disease amongst constructions workers, offering practical solutions about how it can be prevented.

It’s no secret that construction workers are at high risk of contracting lung disease from the work that they do. In 2015, approximately 3,500 will die from occupational cancer caused by past exposure to asbestos, another 500 will die from exposure to silica dust and in addition, 5,500 new cases of occupational cancer will be reported. Furthermore, today alone, an unknown but significant number will breathe in the hazardous substances that will one day debilitate or kill them.

What is less well known is that there’s a solution: most of these industrial diseases can be prevented – by recognising the real hazards, evaluating the risks of being exposed to them, and then effectively controlling those exposures.

To tackle this burden of occupational lung disease, BOHS is working in partnership with the HSE, Mace, Land Securities and Constructing Better Health on ‘Breathe Freely’. This is a collaborative initiative which will provide the information, resources and signposting to the advice and expertise we know is needed to help raise standards and keep them high.

Whats in it for you?

The expected learning outcomes for attendees are:

  •  An understanding of the main hazards which cause occupational lung disease in construction
  • An understanding of the full extent of the problem
  • An understanding of who is most at risk – which trades?
  • Practical advice and tools to take away and use in the workplace to improve standards in how worker health is being protected
  • Information about good practice and case studies from across the sector
  • An understanding of the discipline of occupational hygiene, occupational health and wellbeing – what they are and how they fit together

Who should attend

All those with an interest in/responsibility for health and safety in construction.

What you need to know

This webinar is free to attend and expected to run for between 45 and 60 minutes.

Click Here To book your place, you can register online now.>>

 Please note places for this webinar are limited

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Kelvin Williams Offers Advice on preventing lung disease in construction workers at British Safety Council seminar in Cardiff on 20 May

20th May 2015

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Breathe Freely initiative launches to a packed audience, gets off to a tremendous start!

1st May 2015

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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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