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    It’s time to reduce air pollution from construction

    Any conversation about air pollution must be in the context of how it affects people’s health, and particularly how it disproportionately affects some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

    By Ben Pearce, Impact on Urban Health on 06 December 2022

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    HSE inspectors to target MSDs in construction

    Construction sites across Great Britain are being targeted as part of a health inspection initiative aimed at reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 October 2022

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    You only have two lungs

    A collaborative investigation into dust exposure levels during road planing works on the M25 motorway led to dust levels being cut by half – and some vital lessons for the highways maintenance industry on preventing respiratory disease.

    By Steve Perkins, Steve Perkins Associates Limited on 05 September 2022

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    A healthier future for construction

    Wearable technology, greater employee involvement in decision-making and embedding risk reduction at the design stage of projects could all help boost the health of construction workers, according to a new report from IOM.

    By Nathan Baker, Institute of Occupational Medicine on 19 August 2022

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    Let’s make digging even safer

    LSBUD, a free portal that allows users, including contractors, construction companies and the public, to search for underground pipes and cables to avoid dangerous utility strikes, is proving more popular than ever.

    By Richard Broome, LSBUD on 18 July 2022

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    PiLON: Putting our people first

    PiLON recently became a 10-time International Safety Award winner in the distinction category in the 2022 awards. It follows the social housing contractor’s win for best wellbeing initiative in the awards in 2021.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 July 2022

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    Stay protected in the sun

    People who work outdoors are at increased risk of skin cancer from sun exposure, making it essential they are trained to protect themselves.

    By SC Johnson Professional on 04 July 2022

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    Self-employed construction workers need better mental health support

    The health, safety and wellbeing of construction workers has been a focus of government and employer attention in recent years because of its critical importance to preventing accidents. A sign of the success of this focus is that fatal incidents in the sector are now at their lowest level.

    By Sarah Meek and Stephen Bevan on 15 March 2022

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    BAM Nuttall fined £700,000 after worker run over by dumper truck

    Construction company, BAM Nuttall has been fined £700,000 after an employee was run over by a dumper vehicle.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 June 2021

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    Excavator crush not reported despite worker losing leg

    A Surrey builder has been jailed for six months after failing to report a serious safety incident at a construction site he oversaw.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 May 2021