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Protecting woodworkers’ health

Supported by HSE’s Dust Kills campaign, which provides free advice to businesses and workers on the control measures required to prevent exposure to dust, HSE inspectors across Great Britain will be visiting businesses within woodworking industries such as sawmilling, manufacture of composite boards, and carpentry, focusing on the dangers of respiratory risks from wood dust. […]

New quiz launched for Asbestos & You campaign

HSE’s Asbestos and You campaign urges tradespeople working in construction to be aware of disturbing asbestos, especially when renovating and refurbishing properties built before the year 2000. Find out if you know enough to protect yourself and others from exposure to asbestos fibres by taking the Asbestos & You quick quiz. Don’t forget to share […]

Webinar: Asbestos & You in partnership with IOSH

Asbestos didn’t disappear when it was banned in the UK and remains in many buildings and homes today. This 1-hour webinar will provide an overview of the Asbestos and You campaign and discuss the risks that continue to be associated with asbestos for tradespeople and how to avoid exposure. Hosted in partnership with the Institution […]

On The Tools video: advice for tradespeople on asbestos

Watch the video below where James Naughton, owner of JDN Brickwork Limited interviews Martin, a former carpenter living with mesothelioma, and Paul Beaumont, CEO at Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP). Martin shares his experience and advises tradespeople to “think about what you’re doing, what you’re working with and what type of building you’re in – […]

One year of Working Minds: podcast with Prof Cary Cooper

HSE Chair, Sarah Newton is joined by one of the world’s foremost experts on wellbeing, Professor Cary Cooper in the latest episode of the HSE Podcast. Professor Cooper is the author/editor of over 170 books, has written more than 450 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and […]

One year of Working Minds: hear from our partners

Together with partners, we launched the Working Minds campaign one year ago today to call for a cultural change across Britain’s workplaces where stress, depression and anxiety are responsible for half of ill-health reports amongst workers. Since launch, the numbers of partners involved has more than doubled and we now have 1,000 people signed up […]

One year of Working Minds: IOSH becomes a partner

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has become the latest partner on the Working Minds campaign launched a year ago today. Working Minds calls for change across Britain’s workplaces where stress, depression and anxiety are responsible for half of ill-health reports amongst workers. Liz Goodwill, Head of the Work-Related Stress and Mental Health […]

Blog: calls for action are greatly needed

By Carole Spiers FISMA, FPSA, MIHPE, Chair, ISMA (UK) International Stress Awareness Week, 7-11 November 2002 I was pleased to see that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have called for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work in a joint press release issued at the end of […]

Blog: we need proactive prevention every day

By Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Working in construction can be extremely rewarding but also has its challenges. Over 87% of the workforce is male and over 50% of the sector is made up of self employed, agency staff or on zero hour contract workers. This means that it’s not always […]

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity joins Working Minds campaign

HSE’s Working Minds campaign has added to its partner roster with the addition of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. Construction is one of the key focus sectors for the campaign and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides a new route for Working Minds to raise awareness of how to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health. […]