Occupational ill health refers to all health problems in the work environment. The term covers health problems workers bring to the workplace, as well as health issues caused by the worse
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Young question about Occupational health risk management in construction.
there are many dangers that can harm your workers
exposure to asbestos, dusts including silica and lead, chemicals, sunlight, diesel engine exhaust emissions - frequent loud noise - frequent or excessive use of vibrating tools - frequent or excessive manual handling of loads - stress and fatigue
How to assess the risks to workers
Risk assessment is about identifying and taking sensible and proportionate measures to control the risks in your workplace, not about creating huge amounts of paperwork
-consider your workplace activities, processes and the substances used that could harm employee health -check manufacturers’ instructions or data sheets for chemicals and equipment -some workers may have particular requirements,
What is occupational health risk management?
Occupational health risk management is about putting in place a system to manage the risk of ill health caused by work activities. At times you may employ occupational health service providers or others
Worker involvement and consultation
Collaboration with your employees helps you to manage health risks in a practical way by: - helping you spot workplace risks - making sure health risk controls are practical - increasing the level of commitment to working in a safe and healthy way
Hiring an occupational health service provider?
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you should understand the different types of health check and be clear about what you want the provider to do