Efforts to eradicate construction worker ill-health and disease
In December 2016 the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt MP launched the HSE new strategy for health in the workplace including the Construction Sector Strategy.
Statistics from HSE show around 12,000 deaths each year from occupational lung diseases which account for 90% of estimated deaths related to past exposures at work.
The latest data show that work related illness affects around 1.3 million workers and nearly 26 million working days are lost as a result with economic costs totalling over £9 billion per year for new cases alone.
It is estimated that a quarter of all HSE Enforcement Notices issued to dutyholders concern issues around health in the workplace.
Construction takes lead on action
On 26th January 2017 at the Royal Institution in London the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) hold an event aimed at construction CEO’s and Senior Leaders with the theme ‘Acting on Our Commitment to a Healthier Future’.
The event will reflect on progress made, one year on from the first ‘Committing Construction to a Healthier Future’ event to eradicate constructon worker ill-health and disease.
Those attending will also look ahead to the coming year and what more can be done.
Chief Executive Breakfast Summit
The speakers include HSE Chair Martin Temple and the event will see the launch of ‘Mates in Mind’, a new initiative aimed at uniting the industry to tackle the growing issue of mental health.
This event will be followed by a…
Senior Leaders’ Health Event
Delegates will hear more about ‘Mates in Mind’, a new initiative aimed at uniting the industry to tackle the growing issue of mental health.
There will also be some more practical-based workshop sessions on competency, leadership and respiratory risks.
The event is by invitation-only. If you are interested in attending but have not received an invitation you can email firstname.lastname@example.org giving brief details of your position and company.