According to a series of recent surveys, occupational health is finally becoming as much a cause for concern as workplace safety.
The annual cost of sickness absence climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations in 2013, according to PWC.
The TUC estimates that diseases caused through occupational exposure kill six times more employees than work-related accidents and has proposed the concept that occupational health should have the same priority as injury prevention measures.
The recent report from the Construction Skills Network (CSN), part of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), makes for positive reading on the prospects of the UK construction industry.
Our last few blogs have focused on the consequences of exposure to occupational health risks. This time, we thought we’d highlight the importance of occupational hygiene and exposure monitoring in an industrial setting, as this is the first line of defence against employee health issues.
An increasing number of mining and quarrying businesses are recognising that they can both comply with legislation and improve their productivity and profitability by using sampling pumps, a valuable tool with which to protect employee health, says Neal Hill.