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    Health and Safety News

    Purge on building site work accidents

    By David Brown on February 5, 2014

    A regional campaign to help protect builders from the risk of having an accident at work launches this month.

    Poor standards of welfare and unsafe work on sites across the West Midlands will be targeted in February as part of a yearly drive to reduce death, injury and ill health in the trade.

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors will make spot checks on building sites across the West Midlands region and in areas of Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

    They will be checking to ensure high-risk activities are being done safely. Subjects covered will include noise and vibration, manual handling, dermatitis, welfare, and correct use of personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment and face-fit testing.

    On-site welfare facility checks will include having hot, running water available so substances such as cement can be washed from the skin to prevent conditions including industrial dermatitis.

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    Safety checks target work accidents

    The campaign will also see protection equipment inspected in a bid to reduce the number of work accidents.

    Jo Anderson, HSE Principal Inspector for the West Midlands Construction Division said that too many people die on Britain’s building sites due to “entirely avoidable” accidents.

    But she said: “It is just as important to protect workers from the causes of ill health, such as unnecessary exposure to asbestos or silica dust.”

    She said the HSE’s education drive can help firms undertake simple changes to working methods that can make all the difference and even save lives.

    New statistics find that building staff are nearly four times as likely to be killed at work compared to the average employee.

    Source: Deconstruct UK

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    Date Published: February 5, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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