Respirable crystalline silica (RCS): Health surveillance and exposure control – Buxton, 27 January 2016

Date and location

27 January 2016, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9JN

Event overview

Exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) can cause a range of health issues, including breathing problems. HSE estimates that around 500 deaths occur every year as a result of workplace exposures to RCS in Great Britain. Because of these health risks, workers exposed to RCS may need to undergo periodic health surveillance to confirm that they are healthy and ensure that they remain healthy. This surveillance is sometimes required by law.

What will the course cover?

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of the new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace. The course will be delivered by medical and scientific experts who have direct experience of workers with RCS-related health problems and workplaces where exposure carries a significant health risk.

Who should attend?

Health care professionals (normally doctors and / or nurses) who may be responsible for groups of workers exposed to RCS. Occupational health technicians and health and safety representatives may also find this course relevant to their role.

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the RCS – Health Surveillance and Exposure Control event page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rcs-health-surveilance-exposure-control.htm