Category Archives: Silica Dust

Protecting your workers from construction dust

The Construction Dust Partnership, 3M and Dustcontrol UK join forces to spread the message on hazardous construction dust with free webinar To register for the free webinar, visit https://go.3M.com/construction-dust Why protect workers from construction dust? Construction dust is not just a nuisance; it can be a major health hazard. Every year, around 450 people die from … Continue reading Protecting your workers from construction dust

Lung Cancer and the Risk of Respiratory Disease

November is a now famous for being the time of ‘Movember’ the cause that addresses men’s health issues. But you might not be aware that November is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer accounts for about 22 percent of all cancer deaths*, and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both … Continue reading Lung Cancer and the Risk of Respiratory Disease

Health Hazards in the Construction Industry

Fast facts: • Asbestos is the biggest killer in the workplace • With noise damage to the ear, it may take many years for the symptoms to appear • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) can cause permanent damage • Repetitive work is one of the major causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) • Reaction of the skin … Continue reading Health Hazards in the Construction Industry

RPE in the construction industry

The construction industry can be a very hazardous place to work if you don’t take the necessary precautions, which can include wearing the correct PPE. Hazards can be divided into three main categories: those which can affect our hearing, respiratory system and eyes. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on respiratory hazards. As well as … Continue reading RPE in the construction industry