Nominations for our annual musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) ‘risk-reduction through design’ award close next month. The award highlights the important contribution that ergonomics-based design changes can make to reduce the risks of work-related MSDs. Employers can nominate any design solutions implemented in workplaces in the UK that have demonstrated how they have reduced musculoskeletal risks for […]
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Health in construction and HSE’s ‘Your health. Your future’ campaign webinar is now available on demand Construction is a high-risk industry for health issues. Every year more working days are lost due to work-related illness compared to injuries. Building on HSE’s July webinar on respiratory health and the ‘Dust Kills’ campaign, this webinar covers moving […]
Prolonged exposure to airborne particles of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) can lead to life-changing respiratory conditions such as silicosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Health and Safety Executive has recently refreshed its silica guidance for brick and tile manufacturing, stonework and foundries ahead of manufacturing sector focused inspections that begin next week. Silica is […]
Lifting and moving heavy objects on construction sites is harming the health of thousands of brickies and builders to such a degree every aspect of their lives is affected. Experts at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are warning construction workers are picking up injuries and conditions that can stop them working and leave them […]
The Burnt Chef Project has joined forces with our Working Minds campaign to tackle work-related stress in the hospitality industry. The Burnt Chef Project will use Working Minds in its efforts to help hospitality professionals, who face long antisocial hours, tough environmental conditions and pressures to perform are just some of the issues on a […]
British Aggregates Association (BAA) has signed up as a Working Minds partner to support the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) campaign to tackle work-related stress in quarrying and mining. Work-related stress and poor mental health risk becoming a health and safety crisis for Great Britain’s workplaces, the regulator has warned. Statistics published by HSE show […]
By Sarah Meek, Managing Director at Mates in Mind As Managing Director of Mates in Mind, I know the impact that poor mental health combined with an unsupportive or uninformed workplace can have on an individual working in construction. Whilst there are well publicised statistics around the increased prevalence of suicide in construction being 4.7x […]