Dust can be more than just a nuisance; it can be a killer. According to the latest HSE statistics there are 12000 deaths a year linked to occupational lung diseases and a further 17000 new cases of lung or breathing problems caused or made worse by work. This guidance is intended to outline the problems that can be caused by dust and give advice on what employers must do to protect their workers.
Story sourced from https://press.hse.gov.uk
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUFT) has been fined for failing to manage environmental risks within its mental health inpatient wards. These breaches were committed by North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEPUFT) before EPUFT came into existence.