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Document ID (ISN)107334
CIS number 07-1350
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2397-1
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report 447
Author(s) Pilkington A., Donaldson J., Groat S., Cowie H.A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Mapping health hazards and risks across aspects of the construction process
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. viii, 95p. 12 ref. Price: GBP 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/crr_pdf/2002/crr02447.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report reviews the current state of knowledge of occupational health issues within a sample of companies from the construction industry in the United Kingdom, and evaluates the feasibility of applying the COSHH Essentials approach (CIS 00-675) in the construction industry. It also considers a structured approach to mapping health hazards across the construction process. The survey included twelve companies involved in 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. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; construction sites; health hazards; construction industry; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; allergens; airborne dust; irritants; report; paint spraying; safety and health training; chemical products; ventilation; exposure evaluation; survey; personal protective equipment; medical supervision; solvents
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Risk evaluation