Date lodged: 3 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to raise awareness of occupational respiratory disease among (a) employers, (b) employees and (c) clinicians in primary care.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 3 May 2017
Regulation of occupational health and safety is an issue reserved to the UK Government. The Health and Safety Executive provides an extensive range of advice to employers on the risks of respiratory and other occupational diseases.
The Scottish Government funds the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives to promote health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace. The Centre provides a wide range of advice and information on occupational health and safety as well as signposting to other resources such as the HSE's. This advice is accessible to employers, employees and healthcare professionals.