As part of our commitment to sharing our knowledge and expertise in controlling health hazards on site, we write regular whitepapers and articles on key subjects, and produce awareness materials such as posters. It forms part of our ongoing quest to educate all those involved in site operations, and our own staff, as to the critical hazards that exist on site.
If there’s any subject that you’d like to see an article written on, please make contact. We welcome suggestions.
O2, CO and CO2: Keeping levels safe
With oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, dangers arise when their levels in the air depart from the norm.
Easy to Use Heating Calculator Tool
This tool offers a guide to site managers of how many kilowatts of heating is needed to effectively warm a building.
On-Site Damp: how to avoid delays
Wet, cold weather presents problems by causing delays. A temporary drying-out program offers a practical solution.
Large Plant: the noise hazards
Certain pieces of equipment used on sites present very specific challenges when it comes to controlling noise.
Noise: managing the health hazards
Once damaged, hearing rarely recovers - a strategic approach enables site managers to assess and control noise effectively.
Radon Gas: the health hazards
Forced ventilation protects workers from radon gas, which is the second commonest cause of lung cancer in the UK.
Silica Dust: the health hazards
Exposure to even minute quantities of silica dust carries a significant risk of many chronic diseases.
Benzene: the health hazards
This colourless liquid is highly toxic, causing tremors, tissue injury and ultimately blood cancers.
Noise Hazards: the law
Companies that do not adequately protect their workers from noise risk litigation and heavy fines.
Diesel Fumes: the health hazards
Known to cause lung and bladder cancer, diesel fumes pose a significant risk to workers.
Welding Fume: the health hazards
From occupational asthma to metal fume fever, welding fume is linked to several health risks.
Cold Working: the health hazards
Working in cold conditions is known to impact work performance and cause ill health.
Dust: the health hazards
Dust presents a challenge to site managers, with construction tasks generating inhalable substances that are harmful to their workers.
Aspergillus: the health hazards
People with weakened immune systems are vulnerable to the Aspergillus fungus which infects the lungs.
Wood Dust: the health hazards
Wood dust can cause health problems ranging from allergies to cancer, and its control is essential.
Lead Poisoning: the health hazards
Most cases of lead poisoning occur in the workplace, with 674,000 deaths linked to lead each year.
Tinnitus: the preventable hearing condition
Noise controls are needed to protect workers from hearing damage which impacts quality of life.
Hydrogen Sulphide: the health hazards
A noxious gas, hydrogen sulphide has been linked with Alzheimer’s Disease, ischemic stroke and neurodegeneration.
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