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This guidance is intended to help union health and safety representatives get the health risks from diesel exhaust exposure to be controlled in the workplace.

It contains information on

  • What and where diesel exhaust is
  • What the health risks are
  • What the law says
  • What your employers should be doing
  • Monitoring
  • A simple checklist for workplace representatives.

Download Diesel exhaust in the workplace (pdf)

Diesel Exhaust Emissions are a major workplace hazard. Although most of us are exposed to diesel exhaust during our journeys to work, some groups of people have very high exposures and it is becoming a significant health problem.

Emissions from diesel vehicles are far more harmful than those from petrol vehicles and diesel exhaust is now one of the biggest workplace killers after asbestos.

The Health and Safety Executive have a free to download booklet on diesel exhaust that every employer should use.