Statistics published today by the Health and Safety Executive reveal higher rates of work-related ill health than the all-industry average
Construction workers suffer higher rates of work-related ill health than the all-industry average, according to statistics published today by the Health and Safety Executive.
The self-reported work-related illness survey for 2004/05 indicates that 2 million British workers suffer ill health which they believe was caused or made worse by work. Construction had above average sufferance rates, and also had above average rates for musculoskeletal disorders, which are the biggest cause of work-related ill health.
Geoffrey Podger, HSE chief executive, said: "HSE is working with employers, trades unions and other government departments to bring this down. In the past year we have launched Workplace Health Connect and the government more widely launched its Health Work and Well Being strategy to keep British workers healthy and in work."