During October 2018 the HSE will be carrying out around 1,000 construction site inspections focusing on health issues, particularly asbestos and dust.
The HSE estimates that there are around 8,000 work-related cancer deaths a year. The construction industry accounts for around 3,500 of these, with asbestos and silica the major causes.
HSE inspectors will be looking to ensure those involved with construction projects know the risks. Work right and Go Home Healthy.