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The Construction Dust Partnership and 3M join forces to spread the RCS message on hazardous construction dust with free webinar

RCS

Construction dust is not just a nuisance; it can be a major health hazard. Every year, around 450 people die from lung cancer associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the UK construction industry, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)[1]. With this toll representing three quarters …

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Fatalities in the workplace – how can they be avoided?

Fatalities in the workplace. According to recent statistics released by HSE, there were 137 on site worker fatalities in the UK in 2016/17. These statistics are based on a wide variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture, waste, transport and storage, and wholesale and retail trade. Despite workplace fatalities …

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ROCKWOOL on the London fire tragedy

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The ROCKWOOL Group extends its heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.  Our thoughts are with all those affected, and our admiration goes to the London fire and emergency services who have dealt heroically with this difficult situation. People have a right …

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Selecting the right RPE for your workplace

RPE

Insulate Magazine columnist George Elliott, a technical specialist at science-based technology company 3M, provides a simple guide for RPE selection Each year, around 12,000 people die from respiratory diseases caused by past working conditions, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)[1]. In addition, the HSE estimates that annually there …

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