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B&CE urges construction companies to train employees in occupational health, in wake of new report

B&CE1  is urging construction companies of all sizes to provide at least one employee with occupational health (OH) awareness training to ensure compliance with regulation and encourage understanding of occupational health and relevant standards, throughout the organisation. The call follows the launch of a new report from Loughborough University Improving occupational health risk management in SMEs:

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B&CE Charitable Trust announce Essex YouthBuild as winner of 2019 Mowlem award

B&CE Charitable Trust1 has named the recipient of the 2019 Mowlem Award as Essex Youthbuild2, a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of young people in Essex through education, construction training, mentoring and support. The Mowlem Award3 is an annual £20,000 grant given to organisations to help make a real difference towards better training or the promotion

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health and B&CE launched an inquiry to uncover devastating impact of deadly disease on construction workers lives

A Parliamentary inquiry has today been launched (Tuesday, July 09) into the devastating impact that silicosis – a life-shortening lung disease – has on construction workers and their families. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Respiratory Health is working with not-for-profit organisation B&CE 1 to understand why construction workers’ lives continue to be claimed by silicosis caused

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B&CE Charitable Trust backs young builder awards

A Crawley charitable trust is backing an award which aims to find the nation’s top young builder.  For the fifth year running, the B&CE Charitable Trust, which is based at the offices of not-for-profit company B&CE, is a sponsor of the Youthbuild UK Awards honouring the top young talent in the construction industry. The awards,

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Loughborough University awarded £25,000 to help improve construction worker’s health

B&CE Charitable Trust has awarded its 2018 Occupational Health Research award to Professor Alistair Gibb at Loughborough University to fund research into improving construction worker’s health. Every year tens of thousands of construction workers suffer illnesses – including musculoskeletal issues – caused or made worse by their work. This £25,000 research award will enable Professor

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B&CE launches pilot group to help improve occupational health across construction industry

B&CE has launched a pilot group of 18 companies to help develop a new product to improve occupational health provision across the construction industry. Each year in construction, 80,000 workers suffer from illnesses caused or made worse by their work, with too few having access to occupational health services.

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B&CE Charitable Trust pledges £25,000 to help tackle ill-health caused by construction work

Now in its third year, the £25,000 grant is available to support research that aims to make a significant difference to the health of construction workers. Every year, in construction: 80,000 workers suffer from illnesses caused or made worse by their work 2.3 million working days are lost due to work-related illness (83%) and workplace

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Barbara Dinsdale joins B&CE as Head of the Charitable Trust

B&CE has appointed Barbara Dinsdale to head up its Charitable Trust, which provides help and support for construction workers in times of need. Barbara joins the Charitable Trust from Heart Research UK, where she was Head of Lifestyle, managing the charity’s grant-giving activity, education outreach programme and implementing its health strategy. “I have a strong

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More confidence in our occupational health surveillance framework

Our clinical guidance and protocols have been externally validated by two occupational health experts, in addition to their previous validation by B&CE’s Occupational Health Steering Group. These clinical guidance and protocols underpin our framework and we want them to be as robust as possible. What are our clinical guidance and protocols and why are they

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B&CE Charitable Trust grants 2018 Mowlem Award to Mates in Mind

B&CE’s Charitable Trust has awarded the 2018 B&CE Mowlem Award to Mates in Mind – a mental health charity whose aim is to help address the stigma of poor mental health across the construction industry. Mates in Mind is a mental health charity whose aim is to help address the stigma of poor mental health across

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