Tag Archives: Health and Safety

Mesothelioma – Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a cancer that is usually caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. 

Asbestos exposure occurs when it is inhaled or asbestos fibres are swallowed. Everyone will breathe in asbestos from the outside air but these tiny amounts are unlikely to cause any future health problems. When asbestos products start to deteriorate, it is cut, sanded, drilled or disturbed in any way then microscopic fibres enter the air , these fibres can remain the air for hours, placing anyone nearby in danger. Once they have been inhaled, they become trapped in the respiratory tract and lungs, they then may stay there for life. Overtime, asbestos fibres will accumulate in the lungs and cause scarring and inflammation. This can cause breathing difficulties and lead to cancer and other illnesses. It may take between 10 to 50 years after the exposure for symptoms to manifest. 

There are 4 types of Mesothelioma cancer: 

Pleural Mesothelioma – this develops in the lining of the lungs. This is the most common type of Mesothelioma cancer which is found in 75% of all cases.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma – this develops in the lining of the abdomen, approximately 20% of cases are peritoneal. Pericardial Mesothelioma – this develops in the exterior lining of the heart. This is a rare type of Mesothelioma and accounts for about 1% of all cases. 


Doctors can offer three treatments to patients who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma: Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Overall, older Mesothelioma patients have a lower survival rate than younger ones. The reason being is that younger patients are eligible for more intensive treatment like surgery. Whereas the older generation may not be offered such treatment due to poor overall health or  a high risk of complications. 


Mesothelioma Deaths by Age Range: 1999 – 2005


If you would like to know more information about Mesothelioma please visit https://www.asbestos.com

Not Skirting the Issue

Consequences of workplace sexual harassment can be anything from low morale, depression, poor productivity to even leaving a job. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) have released two new infographics (details below) in a bid to spread awareness. Statistics show only 4 percent of victims, mostly being female, talked to an employer after being harassed.

If you would like more information, follow the link
https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/infographics/sexual-harassment-work

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Movember is Approaching

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Around every minute of every day a man is lost to suicide

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health and now they are tackling a new issue, suicide. In a new video they have

released,’Suicide notes talk too late’. The video shows real life stories, men reading out suicide notes that they never carried out. Their message is clear and simple,
“Men let’s talk when things get tough”

You can get involved with this charity by going to https://au.movember.com/events/

“The moustache is our ribbon. This Movember, grow your Mo and use it to raise funds for men’s health.”

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Nebosh Courses – 2016 Last places available

Nebosh Courses – LAST PLACES AVAILABLE

We have a few places left on the following 2016 Nebosh courses, please contact us for any further details or questions you may have, see contact info below.

Date: 11 October 2016
Award: National General Certificate
Mode of Study: Part Time & Evening
Description:
NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
Exam Date: 7th December 2016 am Venue: Aylesham
NGC1 – 5 days plus 2 hour exam
Day Date
Tuesday 11th October 2016
Wednesday 12th October 2016
Monday 24th October 2016
Tuesday 25th October 2016
Tuesday 1st November 2016

Venue Name: Aylesham Conference & Training Centre
Address:
Aylesham & District Community Workshop Trust
Aylesham Community Project
Ackholt Road
Aylesham
Canterbury
Kent
CT3 3AJ
Town: Canterbury

Date: 2 November 2016
Award: National General Certificate
Mode of Study: Part Time & Evening
Description:
NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety GC2
Exam Date: 7th December 2016 pm Venue: Aylesham
GC2 – 5 Days plus 2 hour exam
Dates
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Monday 7th November 2016
Tuesday 8th November 2016
Tuesday 15th November 2016
Wednesday 16th November 2016

Venue Name: Aylesham Conference & Training Centre
Address:
Aylesham & District Community Workshop Trust
Aylesham Community Project
Ackholt Road
Aylesham
Canterbury
Kent
CT3 3AJ
Town: Canterbury

Contact us today on
Web: www.healthandsafetysoutheast.com
Mail: lee@healthandsafetysoutheast.com
Tel: 01304 821105

NEBOSH Course Dates – 2016

Health and Safety South East Ltd – Course dates

We are running the following courses on the below dates, for further details please contact danielle@healthandsafetysoutheast.com or anna@healthandsafetysoutheast.com, you can also visit our website www.healthandsafetysoutheast.com.

Nebosh National General Certificate

NGC1
Day 1 – Tuesday 11th October
Day 2 – Wednesday 12th October
Day 3 – Monday 24th October
Day 4 – Tuesday 25th October
Day 5 – Tuesday 1st November

NGC2
Day 1 – Wednesday 2nd November
Day 2 – Monday 7th November
Day 3 – Tuesday 8th November
Day 4 – Tuesday 15th November
Day 5 – Wednesday 16th November

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