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WHEC Issues Register

This database lists the issues referred to WHEC, shows their status and provides a link to what advice WHEC has provided. If you want to read the issue in full you need to show all columns 

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Issue NumberBrief titleDescriptionIssue referred byDate referredIn scope?UrgencyStatusDelegated toResolutionReference InformationActions
Diesel engine exhaust emissions Review the evidence base concerning workplace exposure to diesel exhaust and health effects resulting from that exposure. This is a legacy issue from ACTS. Karen Clayton 24 Jun 2015  In scope 0 - tbd In Progress   See new entry at item number 10.   View
RCS Review the evidence concerning measurement of exposure to respirable crystalline silica at concentrations below the current workplace exposure limit. Karen Clayton 24 Jun 2015  In scope 0 - tbd Unassigned       View
Burden of ill health The burden of occupational ill health and disease in UK. Musculoskeletal disorders and work-related stress contribute to the workplace ill health burden. WHEC 24 Jun 2015  In scope 1 - Long term Resolved   Position Papers published 2017   View
Demographics of the future workforce This would include age, gender and the changing nature of work. WHEC to collate information on current research. WHEC 24 Jun 2015  In scope 1 - Long term In Progress       View
Occupational asthma and heat stress in the baking industry   BFAWU Parliamentary Group 23 Jul 2015  In scope 2 - Medium term Resolved   WHEC paper published 2017.   View
Lung cancer and exposure to RCS Evaluation of the risk of developing lung cancer, and the relationship if any to silicosis, when exposed to respirable crystalline silica. HSE 28 Jul 2015  In scope 2 - Medium term Resolved   WHEC paper published 2017.   View
Aerobic strain at work and cardiovascular disease   Dr Auty 09 Nov 2015  In scope 0 - tbd Resolved   Response sent to Dr Auty.   View
Exposure to respirable crystalline silica and the requirement to carry out health surveillance   HSE 20 Jun 2017  In scope 3 - Urgent In Progress       View
Confidence and uncertainty in the evidence base       In scope 2 - Medium term In Progress       View
10  Risks of disease associated with occupational exposure to diesel exhaust emissions   HSE 20 Jun 2017  In scope 2 - Medium term In Progress       View
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