Category Archives: Construction

Protecting your workers from construction dust

The Construction Dust Partnership, 3M and Dustcontrol UK join forces to spread the message on hazardous construction dust with free webinar To register for the free webinar, visit https://go.3M.com/construction-dust Why protect workers from construction dust? Construction dust is not just a nuisance; it can be a major health hazard. Every year, around 450 people die from … Continue reading Protecting your workers from construction dust

Health Hazards in the Construction Industry

Fast facts: • Asbestos is the biggest killer in the workplace • With noise damage to the ear, it may take many years for the symptoms to appear • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) can cause permanent damage • Repetitive work is one of the major causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) • Reaction of the skin … Continue reading Health Hazards in the Construction Industry

RPE in the construction industry

The construction industry can be a very hazardous place to work if you don’t take the necessary precautions, which can include wearing the correct PPE. Hazards can be divided into three main categories: those which can affect our hearing, respiratory system and eyes. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on respiratory hazards. As well as … Continue reading RPE in the construction industry

Tackling long-term Health and Safety issues in Construction

Fast facts: 4,000 people die every year from asbestos related diseases[i] 500 people die every year from silica related diseases[ii] 50% of all workplace cancers appear in construction[iii] The need to focus on long-term health issues Despite the fact that only 1-4%[iv] of fatalities linked to Construction are due to on-site accidents, historically there has … Continue reading Tackling long-term Health and Safety issues in Construction