HSE Launches New ‘Dust Hub’ Site
April 19, 2016
To better address the potentially damaging risks that dust presents to construction workplace environments, the HSE launched a ‘Dust hub’ on its site, which provides employers with information about potential risks, prevention measures and general advice on minimising the damage that dust could cause to employees.
The damaging effects of exposure to dust particles are not immediately apparent—it can take years for symptoms of more serious conditions to develop. Yet there is an average of 12,000 deaths each year from respiratory diseases contracted or exacerbated as a result of workplace conditions. Without the proper precautions, dust can have costly long-term consequences for your employees’ health and your business.
To learn more about the damaging effects of dust and how to minimise your employees’ exposure, visit: www.hse.gov.uk/dust/index.htm.