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.
BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has opened a call for nominations for the Peter Isaac Award which recognises outstanding contributions by those who are working to achieve healthier workplaces.
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