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Last updated 2017

Phil Hydes is an occupational asthma sufferer. Phil's condition is a direct result of many years of welding stainless steel plates.

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 Honorary Fellow of ILEVE.

Hear Phil's testimony in his own words in this HSE video

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