Category Archives: Asthma

Furniture maker fined for dust exposure

[breadcrumb] Furniture maker fined for dust exposure A furniture manufacturer based in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, has been fined after it left employees exposed to hardwood dust, a substance know to cause occupational asthma and nasal cancer. An extraction fan in the workshop was discovered to be faulty when it was tested during an HSE inspection in […]

World Asthma Day sees no reduction in instances of Occupational Asthma

[breadcrumb] World Asthma Day sees no reduction in instances of Occupational Asthma May 1 2018 is the 20th annual World Asthma Day, an event held each May to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. This year’s theme is “NEVER TOO EARLY, NEVER TOO LATE. It’s always the right time to address airways disease.” It is estimated […]

HSE implements impromptu inspections in food manufacturing

[breadcrumb] HSE implements impromptu inspections in food manufacturing On 2nd January, the Health and Safety Executive announced a stringent inspection programme targeting the food manufacturing industry, starting from the date of the release of the news. The two key ill health issues they will look for are occupational asthma, caused by exposure to flour dust, […]

What are the Occupational Risks of Working on a Production Line?

[breadcrumb] What are the Occupational Risks of Working on a Production Line? It is no secret that human involvement on the modern day production line is becoming less and less. Advancements in technology has given us quicker, more accurate production and lower cost workforces based outside of the UK is ultimately driving more and more […]

It’s National Cupcake Week – but is baking as sweet as it seems?

[breadcrumb] It’s National Cupcake Week – but is baking as sweet as it seems? Whilst the baking world celebrates National Cupcake Week and the nation continues to be glued to the Great British Bake Off, it’s worth giving a thought to the thousands of people who work in baking in the UK, and who sometimes […]

‘Mild’ asthma continues to be fatal – ignore symptoms at your peril

[breadcrumb] ‘Mild’ asthma continues to be fatal – ignore symptoms at your peril The first national study of asthma deaths in the UK, which looked at deaths from asthma in 2012-13, showed that sufferers were dying unnecessarily due to complacency amongst patients and medical personnel. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said sufferers and medics […]

Roberts Jackson on respiratory conditions during Breathe Easy Week

[breadcrumb] Roberts Jackson on respiratory conditions during Breathe Easy Week The British Lung Foundation will celebrate its annual Breathe Easy Week between the 12th-18th June. Breathe Easy week is a series of events in which support groups from The British Lung Foundation help raise awareness of different lung conditions and diseases. Themes and topics in […]

Allergy Awareness Week – Employers could do better

[breadcrumb] Allergy Awareness Week – Employers could do better As Allergy Awareness Week approaches, Annabel Chadwick, Head of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) at industrial disease expert Roberts Jackson, says employers continue in their failure to protect employees from allergens at work. The number of cases of employers failing to act when employees […]

Simpler Health & Safety rules will be a welcome relief for business

[breadcrumb] Simpler Health & Safety rules will be a welcome relief for business We come into contact with substances that can cause us harm many times a day.  Most of us are aware of dangerous substances like asbestos and lead, but there are plenty of other materials that can make us ill.  Even in the […]

World Asthma Day – How much do you know about Occupational Asthma?

[breadcrumb] World Asthma Day – How much do you know about Occupational Asthma? The 3rd May 2016 was ‘World Asthma Day’, the day helps to promote the causes and effects of asthma. How much do you know about occupational asthma? Asthma is a common condition which can affect a range of different people from the […]