In October HSE is inspecting construction sites with focus on respiratory health

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Respiratory health initiative, October 2021

Monday 4 October sees the start of a month-long HSE health initiative targeted at the construction sector. The focus is on the respiratory risks associated with exposure to dust and HSE inspectors will be visiting construction sites across Great Britain throughout the month.

Construction workers die every week from lung diseases caused by exposure to dust with many more suffering severe chronic long-term lung conditions. The main purpose of the initiative is twofold: To support HSE’s continuing strategy to improve the health of construction workers, and to support industry by raising awareness of health issues in relation to dust exposure.

Construction dust is a slow killer and employers, small builders and workers need to be aware of how dangerous and hazardous it can be to workers’ long-term health.
#WorkRight Campaign website: Construction Dust – Work Right to keep Britain safe.

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