Spotlight on ‘Health’

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 20.53.50The UK has a safety record to be proud of and over recent years, the number of workers dying as a result of accidents at work has been steadily decreasing – down to 148 deaths per year currently.

How can we achieve the same success for worker health, with 13,000 people dying every year from occupational diseases – most of which are preventable?

BOHS is the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection and is the learned and professional society representing occupational hygienists in the UK. BOHS strives to ensure workers of today and tomorrow are being protected from hazards such as asbestos, noise, and dust which are causing these diseases and deaths.

At Safety & Health Expo in ExCel London between 17-19th June, BOHS will be bringing together a range of occupational hygienists and other experts to talk on a variety of themes related to the protection of worker health, at the BOHS ‘Worker health protection arena, sponsored by Shell’, located at M2551.

The informative sessions will include:

  • 17th June at 14:00 – 14:30: Occupational cancer – what you need to know, the speakers for this order phentermine line session are, Mike Slater, president of BOHS and Dr Lesley Rushton OBE from Imperial College London
  • 18th June at 12:30 – 13:00: Fracking: What are the health risks, the speaker for this session is a representative of The Energy Institute
  • 19th June at 11:45 – 12:15: It’s in your hands: Protecting and raising awareness of skin disease, the speakers for this session are, Alan Murray – CEO of British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), Deborah Rogers – senior marketing manager at Deb Ltd, John Cairns – vice chairman of Safety Groups UK.

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Steve Perkins, CEO of BOHS said “We are looking forward to our presence at Safety & Health Expo this year especially as it our first time hosting the BOHS Chartered Worker Protection Arena. We encourage all exhibitors and visitors to pop by and learn more about how we can and should be protecting our workers from exposures in the workplace and about the crucial role of occupational hygiene in enabling employers to do so.”