Mapping Health Hazards and Risks across Aspects of the Construction Process
Part of the Research report series
This report reviews the state of knowledge of occupational health issues within a sample of companies from the construction industry,and the feasibility of applying the COSHH Essentials approach (HSE,1999)in the Construction Industry.
It also considers a structured approach to mapping health hazards across the construction process.
The survey included six companies from Scotland,six from England,and a range of construction processes. The results of the study indicate that there is a broad range of risks to health associated with the observed construction processes.
All of the sites visited had only limited controls in place in relation to the hazards observed,and the need for risk reduction measures was indicated in most cases.
Individuals observed during the study tended not to attribute pre-existing conditions to the work environment.