Dust. It Can Kill.
NOT TODAY. BUT YEARS DOWN THE LINE.
DON’T RISK YOUR OR YOUR WORKERS LONG-TERM HEALTH. PROTECT LUNGS FROM DUST.
Construction workers die every week from lung diseases caused by exposure to dust. Many more suffer from severe chronic long-term lung conditions.
Don’t make the same mistake as those who have not realised the health risks of exposure to dust and have worked unprotected.
Make sure you are aware of the risks and know what to do to keep you and your workers safe. Learn more about HSE’s construction site inspection initiative with a focus on respiratory health: HSE targets construction workers’ lung health with nationwide inspection campaign
We have created these campaign pages and assets to help make sure you consider all the risks and act now to protect you and your colleagues.
Download our information sheet and ‘what to do as a busy builder’, share it with them and discuss together how to keep everyone safe.
DUST IS A SILENT AND SOMETIMES INVISIBLE KILLER
Dust particles can be 100 times smaller than a grain of sand. You don’t need to see them to breathe them in. Once in your lungs, dust will start causing damage.
Exposure to dust can lead to severe breathing difficulties and lung diseases that can ruin lives and cause an early death.
It can take years before the damage is visible and by then it can be too late. Make sure you are aware of the risks and work in ways that always protect your lung health.