Enquin get involved in HSE’s DustBuster Campaign
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched the DustBuster campaign aimed at the Construction industry and its workers, to highlight the dangers posed by dust, including asbestos, silica and wood dust.
HSE Inspectors will be visiting construction sites across Great Britain to see if businesses have measures in place to protect their workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica and wood dust. The HSE will specifically be looking for evidence of construction workers knowing the risk, planning their work and using the right controls.
The campaign will run throughout October and Enquin are delighted to pledge their support, by getting delegates involved whilst attending their UKATA Asbestos Training Courses this month.
Sara Blackmore, one of our UKATA registered trainers said “As a UKATA registered training provider, it makes perfect sense for us to support this HSE campaign and encourage a safe and healthy workplace for all our delegates”.
Dust inhaled on a construction site could contain any number of hazards to workers leading to health problems. According to the latest statistics from the HSE, the number of deaths from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), as a result of occupational exposure, is estimated at some 4,000 deaths per year in the UK. The number of deaths from asbestos related diseases including Mesothelioma was over 5,000 per year in 2015.
The HSE are asking industry members to become a #DustBuster during the campaign.
Download free selfie cards and send the HSE your photos via the #DustBuster and #WorkRight hashtags on Twitter at @H_S_E, or on Facebook via @hsegovuk and @SaferSites
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