Breathe Freely Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in industry
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Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing workers are at high risk from fumes given off by welding and hot cutting processes which give off very fine particles that cause cancer, COPD and pnuemonia.


Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in CONSTRUCTION

Construction workers are at high risk of contracting lung disease. In 2015, approximately 3,500 will die from cancer caused by past exposures to asbestos, 500 more from silica dust, and 5,500 will be diagnosed with occupational cancer.


The HI Management Standard

The Health in Industry Management (HI) Standard is a simple self-assessment tool to help you to better manage workplace health risks. It will enable you to identify strengths and weaknesses, set priorities and develop action plans.


Welding Fume Control Selector Tool

This web-tool is designed to complement the information on the Breathe Freely in Manufacturing webpages. It provides guidance on welding fume control for common welding tasks.

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.
Launched in early 2017 by the Health in Construction Leadership Group with the support of  the British Safety Council. – It is sector-wide programme intended to help improve and promote positive mental health across the construction industry in the UK.
A campaign from HSE protecting people by managing risk in a proportionate and effective way, supporting innovation and increasing productivity. HSE is seeking to influence the system through the Help Great Britain work well strategy.