Health surveillance

Major construction projects help drive up health standards, study finds

Major construction projects can help develop “universally high” health management standards throughout the supply chain, a study has concluded.

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Silica dust exposure register launched to assist future claims

5 Aug 2019

Workers who believe they have been exposed to silica dust are being urged to sign a register that will help...

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MPs to investigate impact of silicosis on workers

9 Jul 2019

A parliamentary inquiry investigating the impact that silicosis has on construction workers has been launched.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on...

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Asbestos fatality figures highlight need for continued precautions

9 Jul 2019

Deaths from mesothelioma reached 2,523 in 2017, largely as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure before the risks were known,...

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Staff take four days off a year for medical appointments

28 Jun 2019

The average UK worker misses four days of work a year to attend medical appointments, costing their employer more than...

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Pressure to meet targets means GPs may miss health conditions

21 Jun 2019

Increasing paperwork, time pressures and a focus on meeting targets could mean that GPs are missing potentially life-threatening conditions, a...

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A quarter don’t see doctor about breathing concerns

19 Jun 2019

A quarter of people who suspect they might have a lung condition do not consult a doctor about their symptoms.

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Protecting against noise-induced hearing loss within theatres

7 Jun 2019

Whatever the final outcome, the legal case between the Royal Opera House and musicians around hearing loss is likely to...

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Working together to manage occupational lung disease

7 Jun 2019

The Health and Safety Executive’s ongoing “Dustbuster” campaign is aiming to crack down on occupational lung disease, especially that caused...

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How occupational health can help optimise wellbeing

7 Jun 2019

With many staff keen to adopt healthier lifestyles, now is a good time for organisations to look at their wellbeing...

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Outdoor workers ‘overlooked’ in the air quality debate, researchers claim

31 May 2019

Urgent action is needed to protect outdoor workers from air pollution, campaigners have said, after a study found a London...

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Treat air pollution as an occupational health issue, HSE told

20 May 2019

Ambient air pollution should be treated as an occupational health hazard and outdoor workers should receive better protections, according to...

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Heart and circulatory disease deaths in under-75s on the increase

13 May 2019

The number of people dying of heart and circulatory diseases before the age of 75 has risen for the first...

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Offer overseas staff NHS-equivalent health screening, firms told

10 May 2019

Workers based overseas should have access to the same regular health checks as they would have received had they been...

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MoD criticised for failing to reveal workers potentially exposed to asbestos

2 May 2019

A union has criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for refusing to provide information about workers who might have come...

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