research study published in The Lancet,
with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Public Health
England, has highlighted the importance of occupational factors in the causes
of ill health in England.
examined figures from the Global Burden of Disease Study for 2013, a research
programme based out of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the
University of Washington and also funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation, in order to analyse the burden of disease and injury in England.
BOHS has responded to the new provisional annual data on work-related fatal accidents and deaths from mesothelioma, warning against complacency on the asbestos-related cancer, and reiterating that the latest provisional figure of 142 deaths, each one a tragedy, represents only a very small percentage of Britain’s annual occupational mortality burden.
BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has highlighted new research, which confirms that facial hair, or stubble and beards, can adversely affect the efficacy of respiratory face masks.
The research, published by the Health and Safety Executive, is particularly important in the context of BOHS’s Breathe Freely initiative, which is aimed at preventing occupational lung disease in the construction industry.
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