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Guide Addresses Occupational Health Risk Management in Construction
New guidance published by the U.K.’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) encourages better management of occupational health risks in the construction industry by helping employers understand the role of occupational health in preventing or controlling risks, according to the agency. Other topics include occupational health risk management, worker involvement and consultation, and types of occupational health surveillance. “There have been huge advances in improving safety in the construction sector over the last 15 years, but the industry has yet to generate such advances in improving the picture in occupational health,” said Shelley Frost, executive director of policy at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. “This new guide raises awareness of the occupational health issues in construction, demystifies how to best manage them, and provides information as to where firms can get help and assistance.” The new guide is available as a PDF from the HSE website.
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