CONIAC 18 March 2014 – presentation – Kevin Fear

CONIAC Health Risk Management
Working Group
Presentation to CONIAC
18th March 2014
Presentation by
Kevin Fear
CITB health risk management and how we engage with industry
To encourage all members of CONIAC to consider and act upon how they
could promote improved health risk management
1. Background – CITB Health and Safety Strategy 2010
Approved by the Health, Safety and Environment Committee in 2010
To encourage strong leadership to champion health and safety in the
To help all who work in the industry recognise real health and safety issues
and to be able to manage and control them
To help define and develop competent companies and individuals (the right
blend of skills, knowledge, behaviour, training and experience)
To reinforce the need for worker involvement and consultation in health
and safety matters throughout unionised and non-unionised workplaces
To specifically target key health issues
To adapt and customise approaches to help the increasing numbers of
SMEs in different sectors comply with their health and safety obligations.
2. Examples of deliverables against the 2010 strategy
To specifically target key health issues
• Publications (GE700, GE706 toolbox talks)
• HS&E Test refreshed with new respiratory
risks questions
• Asbestos Awareness (category A training)
online e-learning pilot
• NCC Stay Well At Work 6 half-day modules
General health & well being,
Noise, Vibration, Respiratory risks
Skin and Musculoskeletal disorders
• NCC / Loughborough Uni – SKInS
(Sensory and Kinesthetic Interactive Simulations)
• The Construction Dust Partnership (CDP)
webpages hosted on CITB website
2. Examples of deliverables against the 2010 strategy
To specifically target key health issues
2. Examples of deliverables against the 2010 strategy
To specifically target key health issues
3. Current industry performance, drivers and requirements
Safety and occupational health
Industrial Strategy for Construction 2025 (drivers for change)
We must build on the achievements of the highest performing projects so that zero harm becomes the
norm across the industry.
70% of fatal accidents now occur in the SME sector.
We must address standards on small projects properly so that they match those achieved on larger
3. Current industry performance, drivers and requirements
HSE latest figures in construction – continuing need to address ill health issues
• There were an estimated 74,000 total cases and 31,000 thousand new
cases of work-related ill health
• About 3,700 occupational cancer cases* are estimated to arise each
year as a result of past exposures in the construction sector
*Dr Lesley Rushton, Report on the burden of occupational cancer in
New cases each year:
• 2771 Asbestos
707 silica
• 841 UV sunlight
334 Painters and decorators
• 290 DEE
471 Tars (Roofers, road workers)
4. Proposed CITB HS&E strategy 2014
(the following blue text is new content/wording – black text is from 2010 strategy)
Essence of the strategy:
‘CITB will support the construction industry to both deliver a competent, healthy
and safe workforce, and minimise its impact on the environment’.
Related to health risk management - by:
having a greater focus on key occupational health topics such as respiratory risks
and occupational cancers as well as general health and well being..
Thank you

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