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November 21, 2011

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Quarry workers tribute to dad triumphs in minerals-sector awards

A quarry worker who spent the last years of his life raising awareness of respiratory health and the dangers of dust has posthumously helped an aggregates company win a prestigious industry safety award.

The reflections of Maurice Lambert, who died last year at the age of 80 from respiratory disease, featured in a poignant health and safety video produced by his sons Andrew and Mick, both employees of Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK at Dry Rigg Quarry in North Yorkshire.

Said Mick, who is site manager at Dry Rigg: “Dad thought it would send a strong message to the current workforce if they could understand the impact of living with silicosis and the effect this had on his lifestyle.”

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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