Tag: Lung Disease

The Controversial Past of Asbestos

‘A lethal substance which can cause crippling illness and bring upon fatal respiratory issues’… sound familiar? While I may not be referencing the Coronavirus, which has swept the globe with devastating effects in the last year, a substance that has been in existence for a much longer period of time, Asbestos, fits the former description […]

Asbestos – Don’t Forget the Dangers

An old, derelict house.

Is Asbestos Really Still a Risk? Asbestos is still an ever-present danger but for many, they do not believe they will be affected by it and, therefore, do not take the necessary precautions when working in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000 (which is where Asbestos can be found).  […]

Week Commencing 13/01/2020 – In The News

A white HGV driving on a road past trees, slightly blurred to indicate its speed.

RPE Update! There are masks (e.g https://buff.ly/35OQkhM) available to buy which are being advertised as ‘Press to Check’, offering an ‘effective facial fit.’ However, do not get caught out by this message; they still require an initial face-fit test prior to being used! It is important to remember that each standard will state whether facefit testing […]

Construction: Innovation In Dust Suppression Solutions

Dust suppression unit.

In the last 25 years there have been huge changes in health and safety, practically, in legislation and in attitudes. Neil Richardson, Director at Garic looks at how advancements in technology has changed dust suppression solutions. The HSE estimates that more than 500 construction workers are dying from exposure to silica dust every year so […]