Breathe Freely — worker health protection in the construction industry

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English
2017

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Breathe Freely is an initiative of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) that is aimed at reducing occupational lung disease in the UK. Lung disease causes significant debilitating ill-health and an estimated 13,000 deaths per year.  Breathe Freely is about raising awareness both of the problem and of how to do something about it: we can protect workers’ health and prevent most of these diseases and deaths. It is not only 'the right thing to do', but also good for business, and broad acceptance of this is part of the solution.

There is a tab for Construction, which contains managers toolkits (toolbox talks and visual stands, COSHH guides, site checklists); tools, factsheets and guides; and frequently asked questions.

The tab for Manufacturing focuses on welding and contains an Introduction to welding, as well as tools, factsheets and guides (e.g. the Control Selector Tool).

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ZPRACOVATELSKÝ PRŮMYSL
STAVEBNICTVÍ
Provider: 
BOHS — British Occupational Hygiene Society
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Manufacturing
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Fibres
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)
Employers
Safety officers

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