— ISRP Europe signs up as supporter of the Breathe Freely campaign

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On 28th April, 2015, ISRP President Mike Clayton joined over 140 invited guests gathered at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London for the launch of British Occupational Hygiene Society's Breathe Freely campaign. Those present were representing construction companies, trade associations, professional bodies, unions the media and he occupational hygiene community.

The campaign aims to reduce the incidence of lung disease amongst construction workers. The tremendous turnout for the launch and the positive atmosphere in the room is a clear indication that there is growing awareness of the urgent need for a stronger focus on health within the industry. Click HERE to see the PowerPoint presentation from the event (3 Mb).

This campaign aims to not only raise awareness that there is a problem which needs addressing, but also, provide the solutions. At the heart of the initiative is the Health in Industry standard which is a tool to help construction managers to understand how to control health risks properly. Speakers at the event included Professor David Fishwick, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Centre for Workplace Health, Health & Safety Laboratory, UK. David gave a poignant talk about the nature of lung disease and how they manifest themselves. He left the audience with this message ‘You only have two lungs – look after them’. David’s slides include a clip from an interview with an ex-welder who contracted asthma through his work – an emotional insight which brings home what this campaign is all about – preventing others from suffering in this way.

Clive Johnson is Group Head of Health and Safety with Land Securities. As a campaign Partner, Land Securities have been instrumental in bringing this campaign to fruition and Clive Johnson talked about his personal passion now for improving standards in health within the sector. The ISRP have signed up as a supporter for the campaign.

Click HERE for more details of the Breathe Freely campaign

 
     
— ISRP & IOHA sign Memorandum of Understanding

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I'm glad to announce that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ISRP and the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) was formally signed at IOHA2015 earlier today (29th April 2015).

Jimmy Perkins and I signed the MoU and briefly talked about how we can work together to make a real difference to those who are exposed to inhalation hazards.

This is a great opportunity for the ISRP and I look forward to seeing the ISRP working with IOHA and its members around the world.

More details will be published shortly.

Mike Clayton

President, ISRP

Signing the MoU

IOHA president Jimmy Perkins and ISRP president Mike Clayton shaking hands on the new Memorandum of Understanding

 
     
— Mike Clayton contributes to the protection debate

Mike Clayton (President of the ISRP and Technical Team Leader of the PPE Team, Engineering and Personal Safety Unit, Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton, England) has written an article on the well-known SHP (Safety & Health Practitioner) blog.

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Why can't we get respiratory protection right?

In a recent blog HSL’s John Saunders talked about the role of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) in protecting workers’ health. This blog continues the theme of reducing inhalation exposure with the use of respiratory protection equipment (RPE).

Read the blog HERE

 

 
     
— JUST OUT: New Journal (2014-2 issue)

Non-members: Read the abstracts for free

ISRP members: Complete journal in members-only section

 
     
— New website for Korea Section

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Check it out! Click on the picture.

 
     
— Incoming International Board

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Back row (left to right): Mike Williams (Europe), Craig Colton, Graham Powe (Australasia), Lars Ronner (Vice President), Geoff Betsinger (Past President), Simon Smith (Americas)

Front row (left to right): Toshihiko Myojo (Asia), Stuart Harris (Europe), Bill Newcomb (Secretary-Treasurer), Mike Clayton, (President), Karen Long (Europe), Yoshimi Matsumura (Asia), Claire Hemmings (Europe), Hiroshi Yamada (Asia) and Hisashi Yuasa (Asia).

Not shown in the photo: Maryann D'Alessandro (Americas), Rich Metzler (Americas), Leif Ekman (Australasia), Hyunwook Kim (Korea), Seong-Kyu Kang (Korea), Don-Hee Han (Korea), Chih-Chieh Chen (Greater Chinese)

 
     
— Prague Conference NOW OVER

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The Prague Conference is now over.
Click on the picture for photos & wrap-up

 

 
   

— OUT NOW! The latest issue of the ISRP Journal (released January 2014)

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The full text of the most recent issue of the Journal (2014-1) is now available in the secure members-only section. go there

If you are not a member, you can still read all the abstracts of the latest issues of the Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection:

 

 
     
— ISRP joins LinkedIn network community

The ISRP now has a presence in the LinkedIn business network. See how you can benefit from this world-wide community, and select 'Join LinkedIn' if you like what you see. go there

The ISRP will also join Facebook and Twitter communities in the near future.

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— New letterheads New Society letterheads (A4 and US-Letter sizes) reflecting the new Board of Directors are now ready to use from the members-only section. go there  
     
— Newest membership lists: October 2014 All the updated members' lists for all Sections (including the newly established Korea and Greater China) are available from the members-only section. go there  
     
     
     
—ISRP logos
ISRP logos in a variety of designs, sizes and file formats are available to members from the secure section. Section logos can be obtained here, as can the PROUD MEMBER logo. Go there Proud member
 
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