silica


Safety tech manufacturer calls for greater awareness and education on ‘dust’

The damaging effects of harmful particulates found in construction material manufacturing and at construction worksites across the globe is becoming a major cause for concern. Read More

Silica register launched to protect construction workers

Unite has launched an online silica register to protect workers whose health could be damaged by dust inhalation. Read More

Workers exposed to respirable silica dust

An employee of a stone masonry company developed silicosis after being exposed to respirable silica dust. Read More

Businesses targeted in new HSE dust inspections

Firms across Great Britain are to be targeted in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control by the HSE. Read More

e-learning course launched to beat construction-related occupational cancers

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has announced a new e-learning course, ‘Occupational Cancers’, aimed at the construction industry. Read More

Suspended sentence for building contractor following calls from public

A building contractor has been sentenced after exposing workers to danger of falls from height and exposure to silica dust. Read More

Real-time dust monitor launched

Trolex has launched a real-time dust monitor – the Air XD – which can monitor multiple sizes of dust or silica particles at once. Read More

HAVS: Firm fined for putting workers’ health at risk

HSE found no measures had been put in place to control exposure to vibration when using pneumatic tools and nothing was implemented to control workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica while stripping and replacing furnace linings. Read More

Innovative communication: Levelling the playing field between health and safety

Dr Jenny Lunt who specialises in Occupational Health and Organisational Psychology explores how we all have a responsibility to put the H back into H&S. Read More

SHExpo: Healthy lungs with Professor David Fishwick

The occupational health theatre at SHExpo was this year kicked off with a fascinating talk from chief medical advisor to Read More



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