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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

Headline from the Helpline: Silica Dust

How dangerous is it to be exposed to silica dust? The health effects of long term exposure to respirable crystalline silica are well documented and include silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and lung cancer. The level of risk depends on the amount of exposure which is determined mainly by the materials and work methods … Continue reading Headline from the Helpline: Silica Dust