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

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

Workplace health experts

HSE’s Workplace Health Expert Committee is intended to provide independent, authoritative, impartial and timely expertise on workplace health. In an Read More

Silicosis must be stopped, says BOHS

The BOHS is urging the construction industry to take decisive action to stop workers being exposed to silicosis. This follows Read More

Cancer and the construction sector

By Mark Paterson Construction accounts for 6 per cent of the UK economy and remains the most dangerous land based Read More

Young construction workers still exposed to hazardous dusts

Young construction workers are still being exposure to hazardous dust, shows new research that backs the BOHS Breathe Freely campaign. Read More

Quartz dust – a silent and overlooked hazard

Very fine dust containing quartz, known as respirable crystalline silica (RCS), can cause serious and fatal lung diseases. Worryingly, exposures Read More

Occupational hygiene saves lives

Control strategies for long latency occupational disease tend to target workers’ respiratory health. But as Chris Keen explains, skin absorption Read More

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