Lincolnshire businesses targeted in new dust inspections by health and safety regulator
Firms across Lincolnshire are to be targeted in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Over the next few weeks, HSE will be concentrating on industries such as construction, woodworking and food manufacturing where occupational lung diseases, including in some cases occupational cancers, are more common.
Inspectors will be visiting businesses across the country to see what measures have been put in place to protect workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica, wood and flour dust. They will be looking for evidence of businesses and their workers knowing the risks, planning their work and using the right controls. Where necessary, HSE will use enforcement to make sure people are protected.