The HSE have just announced that over the next few weeks (June 2019) they will be carrying out a new series of inspections focusing on dust control. They will begin by concentrating on industries such as construction, woodworking and food manufacturing where occupational lung diseases are more common.

The inspectors will be evaluating the measures that employers have put in place, their knowledge of the risks, work planning and controls.

Each year work-related lung diseases linked to past exposures are estimated to kill 12,000 workers across Great Britain. In many cases these diseases take a long time to develop after exposure, so the damage done may not be immediately obvious.

If you have any concerns over the adequacy of your dust control or local exhaust ventilation system call Impact Technical Services on 0116 2448855 or email [email protected]