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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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B&CE calls for change in culture on health in construction in evidence to Lords Select Committee

B&CE has submitted written evidence 1 to the Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, as part of their inquiry into ‘Offsite Manufacture for Construction’ 2, calling for a change in culture so that health is treated equally to safety. Our evidence discussed the health benefits and opportunities presented by offsite manufacture, including:  reducing the likelihood of

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B&CE takes vital step towards launch of new scheme as industry backs proposed approach

B&CE, a not-for-profit organisation rooted in the construction industry, has taken a vital step forward in the creation of its new digital occupational health management scheme, as the sector backs its proposed approach. Construction is inherently risky, and although the industry has made great strides in improving safety, its track record on health remains poor.

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B&CE welcomes new standard on Occupational Health and Safety

Responding to the publication of ISO 45001, the first International Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard, Margaret Grahamslaw, Head of Occupational Health at B&CE said: “This new Standard is good news for both employers and workers.  Its implementation will encourage employers to treat occupational health and safety as an investment rather than a regulatory burden. 

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B&CE Charitable Trust launches Mowlem Award 2018

B&CE’s Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Mowlem Award 2018. Now in its fourth year, the Award is granted to an organisation that really makes a difference to training and the promotion of health and safety in the construction industry.  Submissions must be received by Monday 16th April,

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