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Take action now and make a positive impact

Monday, 25 September marks the start of National Inclusion Week 2023 (NIW). This year’s theme is take action, make impact. The week is a prompt to reflect on our collective responsibility to create workplace environments where individuals are truly valued and empowered. We encourage you to think about your workplace and really consider the support […]

New podcast: Controlling Dust in Construction

Dust Kills is a campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to raise awareness of the risks of dust exposure in the construction industry. Dust can contain harmful particles that can damage the lungs, leading to serious health problems such as silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer. In this podcast, we […]

Silica campaign launched

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors have begun a targeted inspection initiative focusing on manufacturing businesses where materials that contain silica are used. This will include brick and tile manufacturers and foundries. Exposure to airborne particles of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) can lead to life-changing respiratory conditions such as silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and […]

Doug’s story: a personal account of the devastating impact of COPD

Dust Kills campaign partner Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) share a personal account from retired construction worker Douglas Hall as he discusses his diagnosis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this hard-hitting interview Doug talks about the devastating impact of uncontrolled respiratory hazards with his granddaughter Alicia. https://youtu.be/Zz30CTtmYA8 Visit our Dust Kills construction […]

Winner of the Risk reduction through design award announced

We are delighted to announce that Zebra Technologies Europe Limited (Preston) are the winner of the ‘Risk reduction through design’ award 2023 for protecting workers from developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The manufacturing company won the prestigious award after overcoming tough competition from innovators across a wide range of sectors. They developed an innovative design solution […]

HSE targets construction workers’ lung health with nationwide inspection campaign

Failure to prevent life-threatening diseases caused by dust at work is unacceptable, says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as it gears up for a summer targeting construction sites across Great Britain. 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, the […]

Work Right Construction wins at Hire Awards of Excellence

We’re delighted to announce that our Work Right Construction ‘Your health. Your future’ campaign has won the ‘Best Use of New Media’ category at the Hire Awards of Excellence 2023. Work Right Construction: ‘Your health. Your future’ is the communications campaign that supported a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) construction site inspection initiative focusing on […]

Podcast: Disability in the Workplace

New podcast launched to help businesses create an inclusive approach to workplace health. In November 2022, HSE published new principles and guidance to support disabled workers and workers with long-term health conditions to remain in work and thrive. This is in support of Health is Everyone’s Business (HiEB), the government’s commitment to better support the […]