Tag Archives: Construction

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