United Kingdom – Discussing the ‘Breathe Freely’ campaign in Leamington Spa
This event wraps up a series of awareness-raising roadshows organised throughout the country by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and EEF - the manufacturers’ organisation, supported by the National Focal Point Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It highlights both the Healthy Workplace Manage Dangerous Substances campaign and the Breathe Freely initiative, which focuses on controlling harmful exposures to prevent occupational lung diseases in manufacturing.
With HSE statistics showing that 99% of work-related deaths in the UK are due to health issues rather than accidents, speakers aim to raise awareness of the importance of prevention against dangerous substances and reducing occupational lung diseases among employees in manufacturing businesses in the UK. They present the health risks caused by fumes, gases and UV radiation and underline the need for careful hazard assessment and air monitoring to establish effective health surveillance programmes in the workplace.
This event also serves as a platform to introduce BOHS’s new Welding Fume Control Selector Tool, a web-tool that provides guidance on welding fumes control solutions for managers and welding supervisors.
- Terry Woolmer, Head of Health and Safety Policy, EEF - The manufacturers' organisation
- Bud Hudspith, National Health and Safety Advisor, Unite the Union
- Martin Belcher, HM Specialist Inspector, Health and Safety Executive
- Adrian Parris, Occupational Hygienist, Sellafield
- David Marsh, Industrial Hygienist, Exxon Mobile