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MAJOR CONTRACTOR RESPONDS TO ‘BEARDS BAN’ BLAST

Posted on 5th June 2017
Union calls for dust elimination and consultation before imposing ban

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HSE SET TO ACT ON CONSTRUCTION HEALTH RISKS

Posted on 27th January 2017
Regulator now firmly focussed on lung disease and manual handling

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CONSTRUCTION LEADERS MEET TO ACT ON HEALTH

Posted on 19th January 2017
Efforts to eradicate construction worker ill-health and disease

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BETTER CONSTRUCTING BETTER HEALTH (CBH)

Posted on 15th December 2016
CBH consider how health risk management can be taken to new level

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COSHH FAILURES HIT FIRM WITH £800,000 FINE

Posted on 28th November 2016
Respiratory danger uncontrolled and health effect not under surveillance

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FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE MUSCULOSKELETAL RISK

Posted on 24th November 2016
Manual handling aids inadequate plus training and assessment lacking

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VISIT TO GP TRIGGERED HSE HAVS INVESTIGATION

Posted on 19th November 2016
Court imposes £250,000 fine after HAVS management failings uncovered

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NDT TESTING FIRM FINED OVER CO DEATH

Posted on 27th October 2016
Worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning in accommodation unit

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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES NOW UNDER THE ‘COSHH’!

Posted on 26th September 2016
HSE online survey seeks views on simplifying key regulations

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HSE HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION FACTS POSTER

Posted on 8th September 2016
Regulator looks to raise health risks profile with construction workers

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COSHH FAILINGS CAUSED DEATH OF CLEANER

Posted on 2nd August 2016
Toxic gas generated during cleaning of changing room

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FAILURE TO CONTROL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

Posted on 26th July 2016
Styrene vapour required control by extraction and RPE

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LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE RISK NOT MANAGED

Posted on 26th July 2016
Hospice fined after patient died and employee left in coma

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ABSENCE OF HAVS RISK CONTROL ENDS IN £200K FINE

Posted on 23rd May 2016
Risk assessment, control and health surveillance missing

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CONSTRUCTION TO FOCUS ON OLD AND NEW HAZARDS

Posted on 11th May 2016
CONIAC drives action on human stress, dust and surface fragility

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LEADERS CALL FOR ‘CULTURAL’ SHIFT ON HEALTH

Posted on 27th April 2016
Risk to construction worker health dwarfs chance of a fatal injury

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VIBRATION RISK NOT MANAGED EFFECTIVELY

Posted on 26th April 2016
HAVS and carpel tunnel syndrome cases end in £280,000 fine

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IOSH LAUNCHES SILICA PHASE OF HEALTH CAMPAIGN

Posted on 14th March 2016
‘No Time To Lose’ aims to reduce construction cancer burden

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHIEFS HEALTH SUMMIT

Posted on 22nd January 2016
Vital that industry takes action to improve health as well as safety

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BRIDGE WORKER DIED AFTER EXPOSURE TO TOLUENE

Posted on 1st January 2016
Deceased inhaled significant quantities of solvent vapour

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VIBRATION RISKS IGNORED BY FIRM FOR MANY YEARS

Posted on 21st December 2015
HAVS sufferers highlight the full impact on their lives

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FREE WEBINAR ON CONSTRUCTION HEALTH RISKS

Posted on 17th December 2015
Register for IOSH health risks event early in 2016

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CONSTRUCTION CHIEFS RAISE STAKES ON HEALTH

Posted on 17th December 2015
Leaders come together to improve health standards in construction

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FIRM IGNORED EXHAUST VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS

Posted on 10th December 2015
Prosecution follows failure to thoroughly examine spray booth LEV

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SEVERE CEMENT BURNS LAYING CONCRETE FLOOR

Posted on 26th November 2015
Contractor fined after failing to control risk and provide PPE

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HSE FAILING IN DUTY ON HEALTH PROTECTION?

Posted on 12th November 2015
British Medical Journal article condemns regulator enforcement

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ASSESS LEAD RISK

Posted on 6th November 2015
Significant levels of lead were found in blood of roofers

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HSE CONIAC HEALTH RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDE

Posted on 28th October 2015
Construction industry body provides guidance on health

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HSE SERVE HEALTH WARNING TO STONE INDUSTRY

Posted on 28th October 2015
Serious breaches at over half premises visited by HSE

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EFFECT OF LIFTING AIR FED VISOR DURING SPRAYING

Posted on 15th September 2015
Video reveals enhanced risk to when ‘inspecting’ work

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LACK OF THOROUGH EXAMINATIONS PENALISED

Posted on 15th September 2015
Exhaust systems and lifting equipment neglected for ten years

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH RISK MANAGEMENT ‘MATURITY’

Posted on 6th March 2015
Research reveals good OH possible and achievable within construction

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HSE CONFINED SPACES CODE AND GUIDANCE UPDATED

Posted on 5th January 2015
Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 explained in new code etc.

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ASSESS LEAD RISK

Posted on 12th December 2014
Workmen treated in hospital following lead dust and fume exposure

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TOO MANY REFURB PROJECTS FAIL HSE SPOT CHECKS

Posted on 12th November 2014
hseinspectors3Unacceptable conditions and dangerous practices at 40% of sites

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CAMPAIGN TO CUT WORK CANCER DEATHS LAUNCHED

Posted on 3rd November 2014
IOSH says “No Time To Lose” over cancer risks

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VIEWS ON HAND ARM VIBRATION AND GLOVES

Posted on 3rd November 2014
Supplier suggests no easy answers on vibration gloves

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MILLION+ WORKERS AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

Posted on 9th October 2014
Campaign aims to prevent 20 asbestos deaths each week

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HSE SHORT VIDEO ON EFFECTIVE USE OF RPE

Posted on 3rd October 2014
Factors that need to be considered during use of protection

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HSE HEALTH WEBPAGES UPDATED AND REVISED

Posted on 29th September 2014
hselogo1Changes reflect raised inspection & enforcement on health risks

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HSE CALL ON ALL TO ‘THINK HEALTH AS WELL AS SAFETY’

Posted on 22nd September 2014
Industry braced for action on construction dust and other health hazards

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INDUSTRY LEADERS RISE TO “THINK HEALTH” CHALLENGE

Posted on 29th August 2014
hselogo1Collaboration and CONIAC ‘branding and sharing’ are way forward

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: PERSONAL HAVS METER

Posted on 31st July 2014
World’s first personal hand-arm vibration exposure meter

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OVER 50% OF PROJECTS FAIL HSE ‘HEALTH CHECK’

Posted on 22nd July 2014
hselogo1Chief Inspector condemns ‘unacceptable toll of ill-health’

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MASONRY COMPANY FAILED TO MANAGE STONE DUST RISK

Posted on 22nd July 2014
Firm and director ignored HSE improvement notice requirements

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PROPERTY FIRM FAILED TO TEST EXTRACTION SYSTEM

Posted on 22nd July 2014
Wood dust ventilation vital for control of nasal cancer risk

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HSE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH RISKS BLITZ STARTS

Posted on 24th June 2014
Projects challenged on health with “full weight of the law”

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INDUSTRY WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS DUST DANGER

Posted on 16th June 2014
HSE strikes partnership on construction dust management

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UNCONTROLLED SILICA DUST CAUSED WORKER SILICOSIS

Posted on 30th May 2014
£100k fine follows failure to manage RCS hazard

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FREE SKIN CANCER CAMPAIGN LEAFLET AND POSTERS

Posted on 19th May 2014
Awareness material spotlights construction worker cancer risk

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