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November 16, 2016

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Infographic: World COPD Day

Today  (16 November) is COPD Day. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.  The HSE estimates 15% of COPD can be attributed to workplace exposure.  To mark this day, the British Safety Industry Federation has developed an infographic, providing information to employers and employees on mitigating the risks to prevent this long latency disease from developing in the first place.  It also highlights the key figures surrounding COPD.

 

 

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Sleep and Fatigue: Director’s Briefing

Fatigue is common amongst the population, but particularly among those working abnormal hours, and can arise from excessive working time or poorly designed shift patterns. It is also related to workload, in that workers are more easily fatigued if their work is machine-paced, complex or monotonous.

This free director’s briefing contains:

  • Key points;
  • Recommendations for employers;
  • Case law;
  • Legal duties.
Barbour EHS

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