Asthma UK works together with people with asthma, health professionals and researchers to develop and share expertise to help people increase their understanding of asthma and reduce the effect of it on their lives. We are working towards our vision of 'Control over asthma today, freedom from asthma tomorrow.'
BackCare relies on your donations, legacies and subscriptions to fulfil its Mission. Members of BackCare receive a quarterly magazine which includes book and product reviews written by people who live with back pain. As well as articles on the latest developments in treating back pain. Our supporters include manufacturers of products designed to relieve back pain, medical and therapy professionals and people living with back pain Nearly two-thirds of adults in the UK have had experience of back pain; and 2.5 million people have back pain every day of the year. You will know how debilitating back pain can be - whether it is an acute episode or chronic condition. The effects of back pain can be devastating not just for the person living with the problem, but also for their family, friends and carers. The simplest chores and activities from shopping to walking may become impossible. Constant physical pain can impact on an individual's emotional well-being. People living with a chronic condition may become depressed, and in some cases driven to suicide to escape the pain! The cost to the NHS, business and the economy is an estimated ?5 billion per year. However, good back pain treatment remains patchy and individuals rarely receive speedy attention and the treatment needed to prevent acute episode becoming a chronic problem. This website is designed to help you to understand more about BackCare and the issues surrounding back pain. The site also provides, facts, information on tips for a healthier back and specialist resources. We hope you will find our website useful, and that you will want to become a member of BackCare, make a donation or work with us in some other way in order to help reduce the incidence and impact of back pain.
BRITISH OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE SOCIETY (BOHS)
Aim of the society is to promote the science of occupational hygiene by raising awareness of the value of the speciality through education, information exchange, research and professional networking.
BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL (BSC)
Europe's largest independent occupational health and safety organisation. Campaigns for higher safety standards at work and provides training, risk management, auditing, advisory and assessment programmes and publications.
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (CCOHS)
Canada's National centre for occupational health and safety information. It has a worldwide reputation as an innovative, expert occupational health and safety resource.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
This site gives you the latest news and information about the Department and their work. It also offers you easy access to the wide range of publications, policy and guidance they produce.
EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work aims to make Europe?s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive. It is based in Bilbao, Spain and acts as a catalyst for developing, collecting, analysing and disseminating information that improves the state of occupational safety and health in Europe.
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE)
Works to ensure that risks to people's health and safety from work activities are properly controlled. Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS Tel: 020 7717 6000 Fax: 020 7717 6717 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Developed by the Health and Safety Executive in partnership with Butterworths Tolley, hsedirect is a new online health and safety information resource. The site provides access to HSE guidance on legislation including the L, COP and HSR series, as well as consolidated health and safety legislation. HSE guidance on workplaces, processes and substances, including the HSG series and Industry Advisory committee publications, is also available.
INSTITUTION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Europe's leading body representing safety and health professionals, with more than 24,000 members. IOSH, The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leics LE18 1NN Tel: 0116 257 3100 Fax: 0116 257 3101.
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and campaign for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. Macmillan Cancer Support is supported by the National Union of Mineworkers
NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD (NRPB)
The NRPB is established by statute and has two principal functions: by means of research to advance the acquisition of knowledge about protection from radiation hazards, and to provide information and advice to persons (including Government departments) with UK responsibilities for protection from radiation hazards.
OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENT DISEASES? ASSOCIATION
Mitre House, 66 Abbey Road, Enfield EN1 2QH Tel: 020 8360 6413.
Over 3,000 people have signed up to receive Risks, the TUC?s online bulletin for safety reps and others, issued every Saturday morning. If you have web access, log on to www.tuc.org.uk/register - if you only have e-mail, send your e-mail address to email@example.com to be put on a separate mailing list. Web access is better - if your employer won?t give it to you email:firstname.lastname@example.org
ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS (ROSPA)
A registered charity that provides information, advice, resources and training, and promotes safety in all areas of life, including work.
This site is a bibliographic database of health and safety material set up by the European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety (TUTB)
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND WORK
Useful educational material in occupational health and medicine. One of the most useful of the UK health sites, with an extensive directory of links selected on the basis of educational or professional content.
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