Category: Construction Health & Safety

Working Safely With Lead

Lead can seriously damage human health , whether ingested or inhaled, and it is increasingly recognised that there is no “safe” level of lead exposure. Exposure risks from lead-containing paint, dust and fumes are most likely to occur in pre-1990 buildings, especially during repair, maintenance, refurbishment and demolition, if proper precautions are not followed. The

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Combating Dust Risk on the Construction Industry

Combating Dust Risk in The Construction Industry

Over 500 UK construction workers a year die from lung cancer caused by silica, with construction dust also causing other serious lung diseases like asthma, silicosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Around 8,000 deaths a year in the UK are caused by occupational cancer, with silica dust among the carcinogens being highlighted by No Time

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Update On Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015

The Health and Safety Executive have published their draft L-Series Guidance to the proposed new CDM Regulations on 9 January 2015. It is anticipated, subject to Government approval, that these new regulations will come into force on 6 April 2015. The principal changes are as follows: Strengthening of Client duties Introduction of Domestic Clients Replacement of CDM Coordinator

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