Breathing in dust, gases, vapours and fumes at work can cause life-changing lung disease or make existing conditions worse. Do the right thing and protect your workers from work-related lung disease.
Find out what you can do to tackle the risks of work-related lung disease.
Asbestos kills around 20 tradespeople each week. If asbestos fibres are released and inhaled they can cause serious and fatal diseases. This is why some work will require a licensed contractor, and some work may need to be notified.
The Beware Asbestos web app will help you identify safe and correct procedures for asbestos work. It also provides information on the types of work that can be carried out without a licence.
HSE is working to reduce work-related lung disease using communication, partnerships including establishing a Healthy Lung Partnership, regulatory work in the highest-risk sectors and evidence-based interventions.
Keep up to date on how we are working to reduce the risk of work-related lung disease by subscribing to our lung disease e-bulletin.