Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in industry

Controlling exposures to prevent

occupational lung disease in

CONSTRUCTION

Construction workers are at high risk of contracting lung disease. In 2015, approximately 3,500 will die from cancer caused by past exposures to asbestos, 500 more from silica dust, and 5,500 will be diagnosed with occupational cancer.

Controlling exposures to prevent

occupational lung disease in

MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing workers are at high risk from fumes given off by welding and hot cutting processes which give off very fine particles that cause cancer, COPD and pnuemonia.

 

The Health in Industry Management (HI) Standard is a simple self-assessment tool to help you to better manage workplace health risks. It will enable you to identify strengths and weaknesses, set priorities and develop action plans.