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OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE GUIDANCE

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational risks.

The new guide called ‘Occupational health risk management in construction’ has been launched by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (ConIAC) health risks working group.

More than 200 health related enforcement notices were issued during a recent construction initiative.

Figures show that construction workers are at least 100 times more likely to die from a disease caused or made worse by their work than they are from a fatal accident.

The guidance is freely available on HSE’s and IOSH’s websites:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/meetings/iacs/coniac/coniac-oh-guidance.pdf  and
http://www.iosh.co.uk/techguide