Construction Dust – Industry Survey Report

Construction Dust – Industry Survey Report

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Over 500 UK construction workers a year die from lung cancer caused by silica, with construction dust (often containing wood dust) also causing other serious lung diseases like asthma, silicosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

A newly-published industry survey conducted jointly by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Construction Dust Partnership (CDP) has found that workers believe the construction industry needs to do more to face up to the challenge that dust created on the job poses to employees’ health.

You can get more information about dust and how to protect your health by visiting  The Construction Dust Partnership.  For more health and safety advice on wood dust visit HSE’s Woodworking Website.

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