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Category: Silica Dust

BOHS Pushes for Silica Dust Protection

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), a leading proponent for the protection of workers health have recently been highlighting the vital need for immediate and purposeful action to put a stop to illnesses and deaths caused by silica dust exposure.

After the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health inquiry on the risks of Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), the group have responded by calling for improved controls in the prevention of the respiratory disease, silicosis which is caused by being exposed to silica dust.

The society have said that there......

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HSE Dust Checks to Also Cover Compliance With COVID Rules

As has been the case for the last four year, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is continuing to send out inspectors to assess dust inhalation standards on building sites. In addition, inspectors will now be checking that all firms are being compliant with the necessary COVID-19 rules.

These unannounced inspections are typically to ensure that all businesses are prioritising the health of their staff by putting measures in place that protect them and most importantly their lungs from encountering asbestos, silica and wood dust. According to the HSE, approximately 100......

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Calls Made for Parliament to Prevent ‘Next Asbestos’

A group of MPs are calling for the government to take action to protect construction workers from the preventable illness silicosis, a chronic lung disease contracted by the inhalation of silica dust. Typically the condition develops after prolonged exposure, but some are affected sooner.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Respiratory Health have said that more should be done to take on the problem of silica dust before it becomes the “next asbestos”. In their new report ‘Silica – the next asbestos?’, they make a number of recommendations to improve this......

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