BCGA takes welding health and safety message forward in HSE video campaign


The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has put welding health and safety on the radar in a video produced under HSE’s ‘Go Home Healthy’ campaign.

Doug Thornton, chief executive of BCGA sets out the serious implications of Occupational Lung Disease in the short film, available to view at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8aLysOGDeY.

HSE’s ‘Go Home Healthy’ ‘campaign is centered around everyone’s right to go home healthy from work. It calls for employers do the right thing to protect the health of their workers both today and for the future and includes a web area dedicated to lung health at http://www.hse.gov.uk/gohomehealthy/lungs.htm

Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of BCGA, said, “We hope this video goes someway to getting the message across that welding fume can permanently and severely affect health and foreshorten life, but it needn’t do.”

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