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Constructing Better Health


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Happy Christmas to all our readers!


Please note that the CBH office will be closed for Christmas from midday on 24th December 2015 to Monday, 4th January 2016, inclusive.

The CBH team would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year.


A European perspective on occupational cancers


Occupational cancers cause more than 100,000 deaths a year across the European Union, a report published by the European Trade Union Institute reveals. Its author, Professor Jukka Takala, president of the International Commission on Occupational Health, advocates an ambitious international programme to deliver ‘zero work-related cancer’, worldwide. To find out more see:



New HSE guidance on work-related health in Construction to stop workers dying every month from OH disease


The HSE’s Construction Industry Advisory Committee, in association with IOSH, has released new guidance to encourage better occupational health (OH) in the construction industry. It explains the key risks and how to assess them, general risk management principles and the importance of involving the workforce. It also discusses the role of an occupational health service, including tips on selecting occupational health provision. For more information see:



Legal News – work related health enforcements and prosecutions


In every issue of the newsletter, CBH tries to highlight updates on legal news and enforcements relating to occupational health. Here are some items that may be of interest to our readers:

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held in Hall v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police that an employment tribunal was wrong in inquiring into the motivation for the employer’s unfavourable treatment of its employee. Hall had been on prolonged sick leave because of her disability, but she was dismissed for gross misconduct because the employer genuinely, albeit incorrectly, believed that she was not sick.

Construction firm fined after worker suffers cement burns.

Stone masonry boss failed to protect workers’ health.



New members round-up

AJS Scaffolding Services Ltd

Booth Industries

Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services UK Ltd

Central Alliance Pre Construction Services Ltd

DCB Kent Ltd

Donyal Engineering Ltd

Emerson Crane Hire Ltd

Emico Ltd

European Geophysical Services Ltd

Fieldmans Access Floors Ltd

G W Hartnell Ltd

Geodrill Ltd

Harry Dalby Engineering Ltd

Honeywell Control Systems Ltd

John Perkins Construction

K&M McLoughlin Decorating Ltd

Lakesmere Ltd

Linbrooke Services Ltd

Lowe Build Ltd

Lyndon Scaffolding Plc

Mechan Ltd

Novum Structures UK Ltd

P J Davidson (UK) Ltd

Pexhurst Services Ltd

Quadro Services Ltd

Structural Soils Ltd

Zetica Ltd




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