Links and resources
Industry specific sites. These provide information on the industry and health and safety topics;
Other related sites;
HSE is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of information on sites that it does not manage; and the use of a hyperlink does not mean HSE endorses the linked site.
- British Lung Foundation
This site provides information about COPD, research and involves strong links with respiratory professionals.
- British Occupational Hygiene Society
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) is a multidisciplinary learned society which now has members in over 30 countries. The Faculty of Occupational Hygiene within BOHS provides examinations and qualifications in occupational hygiene and related subjects as well as regulating the occupational hygiene profession and maintaining a List of Consultants offering specialist occupational hygiene advice.
- British Medical Journal
Healthcare professionals will find a collection of abstracts and articles on respiratory disease related research.
- The British Thoracic Society
The British Thoracic Society (BTS) is the official body of respiratory specialists. The society includes medical practitioners, nurses, scientists and any professional with an interest in respiratory disease.
- Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health, University of Manchester
This site includes details of The Health and Occupation Reporting network (THOR) project which is responsible for the collection of specialist-based work-related ill-health data. It contains references to research into disease reporting and the Surveillance of Work-related Occupational Respiratory Disease scheme (SWORD).
- Centre for Workplace Health
The Centre hosts the largest group of occupational health specialists in the UK delivering high quality research, training and occupational health services.
- Education for Health
Education for Health is a powerful merger of two of the UK’s leading education institutions for health professionals: the National Respiratory Training Centre (NRTC) and Heartsave. It aims to provide a consistent, comprehensive and innovative approach to professional health training across the fields of cardiovascular disease and respiratory health, with the ultimate objective of transforming lives worldwide. Educational programmes are run nationally and internationally and are accredited by the Open University.
- The Health Council of the Netherlands
The Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad) is an independent advisory body whose task is to advise Ministers and Parliament in the field of public health.
- Industrial Injuries Advisory Council This site explains what the IIAC is and how it advises on matters relating to the industrial injuries scheme. There is a list of prescribed diseases for which benefit may be paid and they review any available new evidence on occupational diseases.
- National Health Service
NHS England provides information, documents and research on COPD
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - The Respiratory Specialty Group provides a national network for topic specific expertise supporting a national portfolio of research studies to help understand respiratory diseases. One of the main purposes of the Specialty Group is to develop and support a research infrastructure within the specialty which promotes engagement of the respiratory clinical community and provides the local support necessary to undertake high quality research studies within the NHS.
- NHS Choices
Information on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment.
- Professional Organisations in Occupational Safety and Health (POOSH)
POOSH exists to promote the continuous improvement of the practice of occupational safety and health through education, communication and the encouragement of cooperation between all persons and agencies involved in the provision of a healthy and safe working environment.
- Scottish OHS Service
Offers a free occupational health and safety service - Safe and Healthy Working - for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland. The service combines a telephone helpline, regional SME advisers, expert and clinical clinical sessions, regional advisory groups and a website. The telephone advice line (0800 019 2211) will be staffed by OHS professionals. They will give confidential advice and guidance and will direct the enquirer to other expert services if necessary.
- Trades Union Congress
This site gives details of health and safety issues in the workplace and provides current news and documents.
- Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
- Dept of Health COPD strategy
This website provides detailed information for employers and employees and others interested in occupational health. You will find advice on COPD and guidance on effective control measures for a safer working environment.
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