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Document ID (ISN)110467
CIS number 10-0087
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Judson M.
Title Fit for life
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.28, No.1, p.54-56. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Each year in the United Kingdom, 6000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed and 4000 deaths occur from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, due to occupational exposures. This article outlines the efforts being undertaken to address the thousands of deaths and cases of ill-health caused by airborne hazardous substances through a new scheme aimed at ensuring that respiratory protective equipment is fitted, worn and maintained in good condition.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; toxic substances; respirators; supervision of use of protective equipment; limitation of exposure; supply of personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) harmful substances; airborne dust; maintenance; lung cancer; obstructive ventilatory impairment; inspection
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Workplace health promotion