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Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry

On 18 April 2017, organisations from across the UK infrastructure sector will take part in a national Stop. Make a Change event with sites, offices and production facilities putting work on hold to focus on how we can work together to build a healthier, safer industry... more

MAJOR RESPIRITORY HEALTH CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED

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HI Standard is a management tool for managers responsible for their organisation's health and safety, to help them prevent and control employees

The HI Management
Standard

This tool is for use by managers responsible for health and safety on construction sites.

It contains instructions, 8 assessment framework tools that relate to the 6 leading indicators and finally an action plan.

The tool is Available for download in PDF and Microsoft Word Formats.

HI Standard is a management tool for managers responsible for their organisation's health and safety, to help them prevent and control employees

Sign up for the HI Standard here

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting the health of your workers by pledging here to adopt the HI Standard.

RPE Fact sheet on
facial hair

A PDF download that outlines facts & best practice for the use of Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) when issued as a means of control to prevent the inhalation of hazardous substances at work where users have facial hair.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS
TOOLKIT

Toolbox Talks &
Visual Standards

A concise summary of the health hazards arising from the construction industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

Powerpoint downloads

COSHH Guide

Managing health risks and understanding how occupational hygiene fits into the construction industry.

PDF & Word downloads

Site Checklists

These checklists will help you on site in managing workplace health risks in relation to the following:

  • COSHH
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Silica

They will help you to pinpoint weaknesses and give tips on things you need to be aware of or have in place.

Breathe Freely -
an overview

A concise summary of the health hazards arising from the construction industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

Protecting workers health in construction

Managing health risks and understanding how occupational hygiene fits into the construction industry.

What can an occupational hygienist help with?

Understand the role of occupational hygienists and how they can help you. Health risk assessments, control measures and training and communication.

Trade fact sheets

Find out about the hazards and risks for specific trades including understand the hazards, control options, managing the risk and workplace exposure limits.

Best Practice Case Studies

Supporting case studies from actual construction projects which show real benefits from control solutions putting occupational hygiene into a construction site context.

A3 Supporter banner with lung disease infographic

Infographic in the form of a printable pdf. Contains useful facts and figures

UPCOMING EVENTS

Spotlight on Silica

joint presentations from BOHS,  IOSH and HSE

BOHS has teamed up with HSE and IOSH in a joint initiative to promote awareness of occupational cancer caused by exposure to silica dust.

These events are free to attend, speakers from BOHS, HSE and IOSH will enlighten delegates about the associated health risks from exposure to silica, the role of occupational hygiene in protecting workers, and providing practical examples and case studies showing how the risks from silica can be managed.

  •   Spotlight on Silica Events
      (click here for more )

    South West Branch

    18-May-17, 1.00pm - 3.30pm

    Boringdon Park Golf Club, Plympton

    IOSH Speaker: Philip Baker
    BOHS Speaker: TBC

    Tyne and Wear Branch

    15-Jun-17, TBC

    Durham Emirates Cricket Club (tbc)

    IOSH Speaker: Tim Briggs
    BOHS Speaker: Mark Holmes confirmed



NEW Breathe Freely in construction workshop event – Interactive and FREE!

We’re delighted to invite you to a Breathe Freely workshop - this latest Breathe Freely event will be interactive, giving you the opportunity to participate in practical sessions which will look at common construction processes and tasks, the hazards and risks associated with those, and the controls you can put in place to protect workers from them.

  •   More Information & Pre-Registration
      (click here for more )

    Sackville Street Building, Manchester

    Thursday 6th April, 2pm - 4.30pm

    Why Should I attend ?


    This roadshow is aimed at construction managers, to help them better recognise and control the health risks specific to their workplace, by:

    • Identifying the most commonly present health hazards found on construction sites
    • Understanding the principles of risk control
    • Identifying the measures needed to control common health risks from construction activities

    So why not come along and take advantage of this FREE opportunity to develop your knowledge of health risk management in the construction sector?

    If you’ve been to a Breathe Freely roadshow before, this is a new format - there will be fewer presentations and more discussion about the issues and barriers you face and how you can tackle these. So please do come along and have your say!

    We want to equip you with the information and knowledge that will help you make positive changes for your workers.

    Key Details

    • Thursday 6th April
    • 2pm – 4.30pm
    • Sackville Street Building, Manchester University (click here for directions and interactive map)
    • Refreshments provided


    Please Fill in this form to pre-register your interest in attending

NEW Breathe Freely in construction workshop event – Interactive and FREE!

Supported by

Thursday 6th April, 2pm - 4.30pm

'This event is being rescheduled -
a new date will be advertised soon'

SUPPORTER STATEMENTS

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our sponsors, whose funding and support enables us to develop and deliver materials and events for the construction industry.

If you would like to find out more about sponsoring the Breathe Freely campaign,  email sharon.brunt@bohs.org

RVT LOGO - LINK TO RVTGROUP

RVT Group is dedicated to protecting people’s health on site with temporary-environment control.
We understand the pressure on site to get the work done and yet protect everyone with effective control of dust, fumes, noise, and air quality.

 

We provide specialist equipment, to control on-site health hazards and maintain a productive work environment. We offer a free site survey to every project to ensure that control is targeted and effective.

Arco is the UK's leading safety company, distributing quality products, training and giving expert advice. Founded in 1884 with a heritage spanning four generations, Arco offers a world-class range of 170,000+ quality assured, branded and own brand products, including personal protective equipment, clothing, footwear and gloves.  Arco reaches its customers through its extensive product catalogue, interactive website and 49 strong retail network. The company has recently invested over £1m in its own Product Assurance Laboratory to ensure that all products it supplies are high quality, reliable and safe. This complements Arco's established certification and due diligence testing regime.

 

PARTNERS

BOHS Logo : www.bohs.org.uk
Constructing Better Health Logo : http://www.cbhscheme.com/ : CBH is a non-profit membership scheme dedicated to help the Construction Industry
http://www.hse.gov.uk/
Land Securities Logo: http://www.landsecurities.com/
http://www.macegroup.com/ ; Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering highly integrated services.

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