According to the HSE it’s estimated that deaths from lung cancer associated with exposure to silica dust number around 600 per year with 450 of these occurring from exposures in the construction sector.
Employees are the most valuable asset to any business. As well as a moral obligation to protect your work force you have a legal obligation too.
Dust that is produced in the construction industry can have serious effects on the health of your employees. Exposure to dust can cause serious skin conditions and even damage to the lungs and airways. The main dust related diseases affecting construction workers are:
- Lung Cancer
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)