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Raising the bar for occupational health management in construction

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posted on 2019-07-22, 10:45 authored by Wendy Jones, Alistair G.F. Gibb, Roger Haslam, Jennie Armstrong
Construction-related ill-health, including respiratory conditions, hand−arm vibration syndrome, musculoskeletal disorders and stress related issues, has enormous personal and financial cost. Following research on major construction projects, a range of interventions are proposed in this paper, illustrated by examples from the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London, UK. It is concluded that a consistent approach to occupational health management and health surveillance is needed across construction, with a commitment to better training and improved portability of occupational health data. Major projects are critical to raising health management standards but good practices need to be universally adopted in small- to medium-sized enterprises to achieve lasting improvement.

Funding

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering

Volume

172

Issue

4

Pages

183 - 190

Citation

JONES, W. ... et al, 2019. Raising the bar for occupational health management in construction. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering, 172 (4), pp.183-190.

Publisher

© ICE Publishing

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1680/jcien.19.00029.

Acceptance date

2019-07-02

Publication date

2019-07-31

ISSN

0965-089X

eISSN

1751-7672

Language

  • en