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Health in Construction Leadership Group to Host Twitter Chat

 Jan 2017

The Health in Construction Leadership Group are hosting a twitter chat on January 27th to discuss tackling ill health in the industry.

Health in Construction Leadership Group to Host Twitter ChatThey want to hear from small contractors, sole traders, and self-employed workers about the issues they face in the workplace, how they tackle health risks and what kind of support they would find useful.

So, if you have a success story or best practice you can share, or, if you would value contributing about the dangers to your health, or challenges to the way you work that you would like some advice on, join an expert panel of leading figures on health in construction at 11 am.

With approximately 1.8 million working days lost due to ill health and over 40% of occupational cancer deaths and cancer registrations, (the largest burden of occupational cancer amongst the industrial sectors), co-operative woeking in essential to protect the future health of workers in the construction industry.​

Join in the discussion at 11am on January 27th with the hashtag #healthchat to be part of shaping the future. You can also put questions in advance with the same hashtag.

​The expert panel will include:

  • Ian Strudley, Principal Inspector, Head of HSE’s Construction Health Unit
  • Andrew Dixon, Federation of Master Builders
  • Liz Bennett, Safety In Design/Design4health task group
  • Patrick Heath-Lay, B&CE
  • Lawrence Waterman, Chartered Occupational Hygienist and Managing partner at the Park Health and Safety Partnership
  • Dylan Roberts, Skanska

​Other experts including representatives from mental health initiatives including Mind and Mates in Mind will also be available.

Ensure your voice gets heard.