Site of a fire, building demolition, chemical spill or similar
This information is for those who work on the site of a fire, building demolition, chemical spill or similar. It gives information on things in the workplace that could damage the lungs and advice on how to protect them.
What are the hazards?
These are some of the hazards you may come into contact with at work.
From fire left on clothes, vehicles and in the fire station.
From collapsing buildings.
Smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung conditions like COPD and lung cancer
If you smoke, you will be at a much higher risk of developing a lung condition.