Managing Health Risks in Construction – HSL Buxton, 16 July 2015

Date and location

16 July 2015, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 9JN

Course overview

As a construction worker you are 100 times more likely to die from ill health caused by your work than through an accident. However, there is a tendency to focus on immediate likelihood of harm rather than the things that kill workers slowly. Deaths in construction workers caused by a cumulative exposure to health risks over many years are completely preventable, yet do we do enough to recognise and act upon the known risk factors?

This seminar will provide a unique opportunity to influence the type of support required by the industry to effect a change on health risk management.

  • You will have the chance to be one of the first to use the new Health Risk Management Maturity Engagement Toolkit for construction.
  • You will hear about the emerging messages on support for construction on dealing with stress and mental health issues.
  • You will also have access to the broad range of HSL experts in occupational health risk management such as hygienists, health professionals, behavioural scientists and psychologists.

Who should attend?

This seminar will be of interest to employers and contractors of construction workers, health and safety managers and others with responsibilities for health under Construction Design and Management Regulations.

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the Managing Health Risks in Construction seminar page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-managing-health-risks-in-construction-seminar.htm