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Enabling a Better Working World

Enabling a better Working World

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Morning Session

08.30 - 09.30 Registration and exhibition


Introductory address

Martin Temple, Chair, HSE


Keynote: Why lung disease is still a problem and the wider health landscape

Dr Alison Cook, Director of Policy and Communications, British Lung Foundation

Doug Russell, Health and Safety Officer, Usdaw


Tackling Occupational Lung Disease - HSE's contribution

Peter Brown, HSE Director of Health & Work Programme

Martin Friar, Deputy Director (Insight and Service Design) HSE


Refreshments and exhibition


Leading the way - industry and trade union examples of tackling workplace lung disease

Joanne Shepherd, Health & Safety Manager,

Blackpool & The Fylde College


Danny Martland, Director SHE Military Air & Information, Programmes & Support SHE Lead, BAE Systems


Lauren Kyle, Head of Cleaning UK & Ireland, Service Operations, Sodexo


Bud Hudspith, National H&S Adviser, Unite the Union


Lunch and exhibition



As part of the exhibition - delegates will be able to take advantage of our 'Experience Zone'.  Here you can meet and discuss issues with key experts on a variety of topics drawing on our knowledge and understanding of respiratory risk.  You will gain access to emerging knowledge and be able to experience for yourself some of the challenges around progress and integration.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) COPD is a serious long-term lung disease that accounts for 33% of the 12,000 lung disease deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposures at work. Find out about the latest HSE research into the effects of demographics and workplace changes on COPD.

Occupational asthma and respiratory symptoms in cleaners Come and find out how HSE are working closely with the cleaning industry, the healthcare sector and specialists in infection control to understand cleaning and disinfection processes in acute healthcare settings, and how respiratory exposure to chemical products could be minimised.

Lung function testing Come and meet the team who are breathing new life into lung function measurements. Find out what's new and even have a go yourself!

FFRED Come and meet 'FFRED the Head' who has been developed by HSE as a highly visual demonstration tool to help promote better use of RPE.

Shared research Would you like to know about the latest research on reducing exposure to harmful construction dust or how to reduce exposure in additive waste manufacturing? Then come and talk to HSE's Centre for Shared Research who will be on hand to discuss these projects (and more) as well as show how you can get involved in the latest cutting edge research.

The SWORD scheme The University of Manchester present data on occupational and work-related respiratory disease, including asthma and silicosis, reported by physicians to The Health and Occupation Research network (THOR). Hear how the data can be used to determine incidence, trends in incidence and help evaluate the effectiveness of sector specific interventions to reduce incidence of occupational respiratory disease.

Meet HSE's Occupational Lung Disease team Your chance to meet the team that is leading and coordinating HSE's efforts to tackle occupational lung disease, find out in more detail what they are doing and how it all fits together.  It is also a chance to speak to the team about anything you think you could offer to help with their combined efforts to eliminate occupational lung disease.

LOcHER project Meet members of the 'Learning Occupational Health by Experiencing Risks (LOcHER) Steering Group' and find out how they have been working with young learners to raise awareness around tackling occupational lung disease.

Partnership working Meet HSE's partnership managers and find out how HSE works successfully with organisations across a number of priority sectors to increase awareness of the risks associated with the inhalation of workplace dust, gases and fumes and to promote good control practices


Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session 1 - Respirable Crystalline Silica


Parallel Session 2 - Occupational Asthma


Opening remarks by Chair

Professor Len Levy,

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Health within the Institute of Environment and Health at the University of Cranfield


Opening remarks by Chair

Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor
Professor of Occupational & Environmental Medicine,
Director of Research, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College

Scene setting


Current picture of health risk & exposure

Dr Nick Warren, HSE Head of Health Research


Current picture of health risk & exposure

Professor Martie Van Tongeren,

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Manchester


Health effects of RCS - the real story

Professor David Fishwick, HSE's Chief Medical Adviser & Terry McGough


Occupational asthma - the real story

Dr Chris Barber, Consultant Respiratory Physician and HSE Senior Medical Adviser

& Phil Hydes




Exposure control

Chris Keen, HSE Principal Occupational Hygienist & Mike Slater, Director, Diamond Environmental



Exposure control

Duncan Smith , HM Principal Specialist Inspector of Health & Safety (Occupational Hygiene)

& Alex Wilson, Industrial Hygienist, Rolls Royce


Comfort break



Comfort break



Health surveillance

Dr Steve Forman, HSE Principal Medical Advisor & Melanie Brewster, Industrial Diagnostics


Health surveillance

Dr Chris Barber, Consultant Respiratory Physician and HSE Senior Medical Adviser

& Dr Phil Oliver, Occupational Physician, Collingwood Health


Panel discussion & closing remarks by Chair

Panel & Professor Len Levy


Panel discussion & closing remarks by Chair

Panel & Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor







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