Every week, workers in the construction industry develop serious lung diseases as a result of dust exposure that can have a devastating impact on them and their families.
During June, HSE will be carrying out a health inspection initiative focusing on the respiratory risks to construction workers from exposure to dust.
Running from Monday 6 June to Friday 1 July 2022, the inspection initiative aims to support the industry by raising awareness of health issues in relation to dust exposure to improve the long-term health of those working in construction.
Employers: Regardless of the size of your business, you have a legal responsibility to protect workers’ health.
Plan jobs to eliminate the risks where you can. Otherwise, use measures to control dust and minimise the risk.
Construction workers: Don’t gamble with your future health by taking unnecessary risks today.
Talk to your employer about the risks from dust and how to avoid them.
Dust can kill.