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Substance misuse and drug testing in the construction industry

Drug testing in the construction industry Your business has a responsibility to improve site safety by any method available. If your employees are using drink or drugs, they are at increased risk of causing an accident that injures themselves or their colleagues. To better manage these risks, you should seriously consider implementing drug and alcohol… Read the Full Post

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NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare

NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare When news broke that NHS hospitals across the UK had fallen victim to ransomware, there was obvious shock and concern. At least 48 trusts were infected, taking computer systems offline and seriously disrupting the treatment of patients. The full scale of the attack has yet to… Read the Full Post

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Mates in Mind – mental health guidance for the construction industry

Mental health in the construction industry, is a serious matter. Often overlooked, mental health remains a serious concern within the construction industry. Although the sector continues to improve the protections offered against physical injury, safeguards for employee mental wellbeing is not currently as well resourced. The importance of mental health cannot be emphasised strongly enough. Research… Read the Full Post

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Are women stereotyped in construction

Are women stereotyped in construction The question of stereotyping in the construction industry is hard to answer – particularly where women are concerned. According to figures quoted by the UCATT union, just one per cent of workers on site are women. Giving their rarity it is little surprise that stereotypes prevail – most male workers… Read the Full Post

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Construction Health and Safety, and common sense

Construction Health and Safety Health and Safety is applied common sense and accidents happen when common sense is absent. The distress, grief and sadness experienced by a wife, mother, family and friends on losing a husband or son or daughter through a traffic accident in itself is traumatic and grief stricken. The scene of a… Read the Full Post

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