New guidance has been launched today to try and manage occupational health risks more effectively. Every month hundreds of workers die of occupational diseases and the HSE are trying to mitigate it.

The document (which is available on both the HSE and IOSH websites) states:

“This document, prepared by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) Health Risks Working Group, offers advice on assessing the risks to health in the construction industry and the role of occupational health service provision in preventing or controlling those risks. It’s aimed primarily at employers, but others, such as directors, health and safety professionals, safety representatives and occupational health service providers, may find it useful, particularly in identifying their roles in the management of occupational health risks in construction.”

The complete guidance notes can be read here:

HSE Construction Guidance