Webinar: Respiratory Sensitisers in Bakeries



Respiratory Sensitisers in Bakeries

IOSH Food and Drink Industries Group webinar, in collaboration with the Federation of Bakers

  • Thu 12 Apr 2018 12:30 PM – Thu 12 Apr 2018 1:30 PM
  • This event is free to attend



The IOSH Food and Drink Industries Group is pleased to be collaborating with the Federation of Bakers to bring you this webinar on respiratory sensitisers in bakeries. Exposure to flour dust is the UK’s second most common cited cause of occupational asthma and the HSE have highlighted occupational asthma from exposure to flour dust in bakeries, cake and biscuit manufacturers as a key focus area for their programme of unannounced inspections. This aligns with their recently released manufacturing sector plan which prioritises the reduction of cases of occupational lung disease.

What’s in it for you?

In this one hour session, you will hear from a number of speakers, all of whom are delivering this session to provide you with information around the following areas, for which you will:

  • finding out about the multitude of potential sensitisers in bakeries – not just flour
  • understand how to overcome challenges of dust exposure in plant and craft bakeries
  • hear about the latest research
  • hear about the HSE’s position and in particular findings of recent visits
  • get a better understanding of how to achieve effective control of exposure to enzymes.

Helping us to deliver on the above, we welcome Pamela Brown, Head of Health and Safety at Allied Bakeries who is chairing this session and will be representing large plant bakeries and Federation of Bakers. We also have Melissa Thompson, Managing Director at Safer Food Scores, who will be representing small craft bakeries; Sara Autton, Technical Manager at Lesaffre UK & Ireland who will be representing FEDIMA (European Ingredients Suppliers Association); and finally, Warren Pennington, HM Inspector of Health & Safety General Manufacturing Sector at HSE.

Who should attend

This webinar is very much intended for occupational health and safety professionals, bakery managers, and anyone with an interest in learning about recognition and prevention of work-related asthma as a result of exposure to flour and ingredient dust in bakeries.

What you need to know

This webinar is free to attend and you will need to register online in order to book onto the event.

If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Ben Pollard who will be able to assist.

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