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Asbestos webinar

Missed our recent asbestos webinar? Don’t worry, you can watch the webinar recording on demand. Hear from HSE experts in our free webinar ‘Duty to manage asbestos in buildings: The law, the risk to health and how to safely manage asbestos’ In this webinar, you will learn more about: why asbestos is dangerous where asbestos […]

New asbestos podcast

In this podcast, HSE experts discuss the legal obligation to manage asbestos in non-domestic buildings, highlight where asbestos is likely to be found and explain why it is dangerous. In January 2024, HSE launched the Asbestos – Your Duty campaign, featuring updated web guidance, including new templates and explanatory videos. The steps to the legal […]

Enter our award today

HSE’s annual musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) ‘risk-reduction through design’ award is now open for nominations. We want to recognise your contribution to reducing risk. Full details on how to enter, as well as case studies for previous winners, are available on our website. The award is open to UK employers of all sizes and industry sectors […]

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 […]

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 […]