Foundry workers (Ref: 12/NW/0048) and Silica Workers (Ref:
Information about how we use survey participant' data in
This information is provided to participants of either of the
research studies above and lays out important information about how
we use personal data that we have collected from you as part of the
What will the research team do with the information I give to
Health information is regarded as a special category of
information. We will use the information for health research only,
and not for any other purpose.
HSE is the sponsor for this study based in Great Britain and
will be using information from you in order to undertake this
study. HSE will act as the data controller which means that HSE is
responsible for looking after your information and using it
properly. HSE will keep identifiable information about you for 15
years after the study has finished.
Your rights to access, change or move your information are
limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in
order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw
from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have
already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum
personally-identifiable information possible.
Will my information be kept confidential?
We will treat any information you provide or any health
information sent to the study team as strictly confidential. Access
to personal data will be restricted to authorised people, which are
the small number of individuals working on the study and may
include auditors who check that the study is being carried out
correctly. Your personal data will be protected by the Data
Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation
HSE may seek the help of other expert researchers with our
research. Also, other expert researchers may ask us for permission
to use the information we have collected during the study. This may
include researchers, who work on similar studies in other
countries. It is important to stress that all information collected
about you during the course of the research will be kept strictly
confidential. Any information about you, which is used by other
researchers, will have your name, address and any other information
that may identify you removed so that you cannot be
recognised. We will not pass any information that can be linked to
you as an individual to anyone, unless you have given us your
permission to do so.
We must publish the findings of our research if they are to help
improve health and safety. But personal information that could be
linked to you as an individual will not be made public. We will
only report research findings that are summarised over many
What if I have a complaint?
If a participant wishes to raise a complaint on how we have
handled their personal data, they can contact our Data Protection
Officer who will investigate the matter. If they are not satisfied
with our response or believe we are processing their personal data
in a way that is not lawful they can complain to the Information
Commissioner's Office (ICO).
They can contact our Data Protection Officer by email at DPO@hse.gov.uk, or they can write
to us at the following address:
Data Protection Officer,
Health and Safety Executive,
1.3 Redgrave Court,
Liverpool L20 7HS.