respirable crystalline silica

Government report recommends more silicosis surveillance and a return to previously monitored patients to reduce risks of the disease

Silicosis should be included as a notifiable disease in the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010 and people who work in at-risk industries should be under health surveillance in GP surgeries, a government body has said. Read More

HSE launches inspection initiative targeting manufacturing sector

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors have begun a targeted inspection initiative focusing on manufacturing businesses where materials that contain silica are used. Read More

Non-compliance with notices leads to fine

The Solid Surface Shop UK Ltd, has been sentenced for non-compliance of Improvement Notices and failure to effectively manage health and safety. Read More

Silica – understanding the age-old hazard

Occupational hygienist Kelvin Williams takes a closer look at silica. This article was published in September 2016. How is it, Read More

Working together to tackle workplace dust

The Quarry Partnership Team works to reduce the risk of quarry workers developing lung disease by raising awareness of the Read More

HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of Read More

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