This webinar will present the danger of silicosis, caused by respirable crystalline silica. Although the danger of silicosis has been known for hundreds of years, the health affects from exposure remain prevalent in many industries, notably construction, demolition and domestic refurbishment. The webinar will include background to the disease, the current health surveillance requirements, the relevant Health and Safety Regulations, the different approaches in other countries and consider why we are sill seeing many deaths attributable to the disease.
Pippa Dolman is iOH Director of Regional Affairs, Clinical Performance Manager TP Health and Fellow of The Royal Society for Public Health. She contributed to The All Party Parliamentary group for Respiratory Health- Silica- the next asbestos?