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NHS to invest £70m in public lung cancer screening initiative

NHS to invest £70m in public lung cancer screening initiative

NHS England have committed to spending £70million on mobile lung cancer scanning vehicles to help reduce deaths from lung cancer through early detection.

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HSE targets London in new inspection initiative

HSE targets London in new inspection initiative

During January and February of this year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be undertaking a new construction inspection initiative focussing on asbestos workers in London, UK.

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NHS long-term plan to focus on lung cancer

NHS long-term plan to focus on lung cancer

The new 10 year plan for the NHS, released earlier this year, has selected respiratory care as one of its national priorities.

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Adequately Suitable

Adequately Suitable

When tight-fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is required for work, it is a legal requirement that every employee pass a Fit Test for the particular make/model of RPE that they will be using.

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The Importance of Record Keeping

The Importance of Record Keeping

If you’re staff use Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) at work, you should be aware that it is a legal requirement that they pass a Fit Test on the required make/model of respirator before using it in the workplace.

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The Hierarchy of Controls

The Hierarchy of Controls

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is just one means of protecting people from potentially hazardous materials, gases, pathogens and vapors in the air.

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Bakery fined after dangerous exposure to flour dust

Bakery fined after dangerous exposure to flour dust

A bakery company in East Yorkshire was fined for safety breaches after exposing its employees to flour dust and not having any proper means of air filtration or respiratory protection in place.

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HSE RPE Inspections

HSE RPE Inspections

This week we showcase an HSE training video highlighting a few of the different requirements HSE Inspectors assess when evaluating an organisation's Respiratory Protection Programme. 

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Nine out of ten NHS Hospitals have asbestos

Nine out of ten NHS Hospitals have asbestos

A new investigation by the BBC has discovered that Asbestos is present in 9/10 NHS hospitals across the UK.

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Breath test could help identify millions of new cases of lung disease

Breath test could help identify millions of new cases of lung disease

The Taskforce for Lung Health has called for an inexpensive breath test to be widely used in GP practices, community health services and hospitals to improve the diagnosis of lung disease.

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