Many examples of Occupational Health hazards vary from workplace to workplace but the basic principle remains the same. Workers who spend long periods of time outside during the hot summer months such as construction workers and landscapers have a high risk of developing health problems due to excessive sun exposure. In all lines of employment, being out in the sunshine is unavoidable so measures can never be taken to avoid the inevitable. However, there are steps that can be taken and agencies that provide advice on how best to cope with working in outdoor conditions.
There are regulatory bodies for those working in the construction industry. These help to regulate requirements needed for businesses to look after their employees. An Occupational Health Wales company such as Insight Occupational Health can help to support businesses in their quest to provide the best for their employees wellbeing and health.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the statutory body that regulates many aspects of industrial health. They publish a regular occupational health report which outlines how the country’s employers can improve their protection of their employees from certain diseases such as cancer. It also helps to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring as a result of improper equipment being used during the work day. Not only does this help protect the employee but it helps to keep the employer away from tribunals and insurance payout claims.