Construction Dust – Industry Survey Report

Over 500 UK construction workers a year die from lung cancer caused by silica, with construction dust also causing other serious lung diseases like asthma, silicosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
A newly-published industry survey conducted jointly by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Construction Dust Partnership (CDP) has found that workers believe the construction industry needs to do more to face up to the challenge that dust created on the job poses to employees’ health. dust
You can get more information about dust and how to protect your health by visiting The Construction Dust Partnership. For more health and safety advice on silica dust visit HSE’s Concrete Webpages.