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April 2, 2015

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BOHS champions Global Asbestos Awareness Week 1-7 April

BOHS, The Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection is proud to support Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2015, an initiative dedicated to raising awareness of the many dangers and effects of asbestos.

“Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention” is the focus of the week organised by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO), encouraging countries still using it to stop and helping workers who could be exposed to it, receive the correct protection.

Commenting on the week, Steve Perkins, CEO of the BOHS said “More then 107,000 people worldwide die from asbestos related diseases every year and it is crucial this global campaign has UK support. [1] The recent suggestions that asbestos could still be present in nine out of ten schools in the UK highlights that for us, asbestos remains a pressing issue requiring measured monitoring and managing.”

BOHS has a long and esteemed history of providing national and international leadership on protection against asbestos, in particular with regard to asbestos standard setting and competency qualifications.  BOHS has published methods of asbestos dust control since the 1960s. Indeed the first major asbestos exposure standard in the UK, for chrysotile asbestos was produced in 1968 by BOHS. The Society also produced important Codes of Practice on clearance testing and bulk sampling in the 1980s.

Find out more information about BOHS training and qualifications.

Find out further further information on Global Asbestos Awareness Week and follow @BOHSworld for regular updates.

What makes us susceptible to burnout?

In this episode  of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘Burnout, stress and being human’, Heather Beach is joined by Stacy Thomson to discuss burnout, perfectionism and how to deal with burnout as an individual, as management and as an organisation.

We provide an insight on how to tackle burnout and why mental health is such a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace.


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