Phil Hydes is an occupational asthma sufferer. Phil's condition is a direct result of many years of welding stainless steel plate.
His personal testimony as 'Phil the Welder', captured on video by the HSE, has been used at many events and training days to raise awareness of why hazardous airborne contaminants must be effectively controlled and the dangers of breathing contaminated air at work. In recognition of his contribution Phil was made the first Honarary Fellow of ILEVE.
Follow the link below to the HSE video to hear Phil's testomony in his own words.
LEV - LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION
HSG258 - Controlling airborne contaminants at work: A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
Clearing the air - A simple guide to buying and using local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
Time to clear the air! - A workers' pocket guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
LEV - Frequently Asked Questions
MDHS82 - The dust lamp - A simple tool for observing the presence of airborne particles
Working with substances hazardous to health - A brief guide to COSHH
L5 - The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002: Approved Code of Practice and guidance
EH40/2005 - Workplace exposure limits - Containing the list of workplace exposure limits for use with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
HSG97 - A step by step guide to COSHH assessment
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Essentials guidance publications
COSHH Essentials Website - Easy steps to control health risks from chemicals.
Work-related respiratory disease - HSE Statistics
Common processes and sources -Videos
Processes and sources and their control
WIS23(Rev1) - Wood dust - Controlling the risk
Control of exposure to silica dust - A guide for employees
HSG53 - Respiratory protective equipment at work - A practical guide
L8 - Legionnaires' disease - The control of legionella bacteria in water systems - Approved Code of Practice and guidance