The construction industry frequently promotes the development of policies and procedures to support workers’ health. BuildHealth NI (BH) has created useful information and discussion guides to download when you need them. Topics covered in the resources include:
Asbestos illnesses will not affect you immediately but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything. It is important that you protect yourself now. BH resources give you guidance and tips on keeping you safe.
Cancer has affected many colleagues. It is important to spot the signs and reduce
your risk. BH resources show you how.
Workplace chemicals come in a variety of ways, so make sure you know the routes of exposure and hazards. Use BH resources to make sure your team knows their chemical know-how.
Dust can lead to serious occupational health issues such as COPD and even some cancers if activities aren’t managed properly. Keep safe with BH downloadable guide.
Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
Avoiding occupational health issues can be difficult if you don’t know the risks. BH has put together an easy-to-follow guide on what HAVS is, and how to reduce your
We all know what manual handling is, but it causes over a third of workplace injuries.
Brush up your knowledge with easy-to follow resources.
It is important to recognise the signs of poor mental health and where to find help and information. BH resources are set up so you can discuss this in a relaxed environment.
What is sound to one person can very well be noise to somebody else, but anyone who is exposed to noise is potentially at risk. BH guide to noise explains how to prevent it affecting your hearing.
Dust from crystalline silica is one of the oldest workplace hazards – and it still causes hundreds of deaths every year. Find out what could potentially expose you to silica dust and how to protect yourself in BH handy guide.
Stress and Fatigue
Stress develops when a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them and fatigue occurs. BH resources will help your team identify factors leading to stress and fatigue and work out a plan of action to help.
Visit: www.buildhealthni.com, download the resources and start the conversation towards better awareness of risks to health.