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Construction Health Twitter Chat

Date          27th January 2017

Time         11:00am - 12:00pm

Location    via Twitter using #healthchat

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

We want to hear from small contractors, sole traders, and self-employed workers about the issues you face in your workplace, how you tackle health risks and what kind of support you would find useful?

Perhaps you also have a success story or best practice you can share? Or, are there particular dangers to your health, or challenges to the way you work from health hazards that you would like some advice on?

An expert panel of leading figures on health in construction will be available to answer your questions.

Ill-health in the industry accounts for over 40% of occupational cancer deaths and cancer registrations, the largest burden of occupational cancer amongst the industrial sectors. Around 1.8 million working days lost due to ill health  We all need to work together to protect the future health of our workers.

Join us at 11am on January 27th at the hashtag #healthchat to discuss and share your thoughts. You can also pose your questions in advance to #healthchat

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 will be available, including representatives from mental health initiatives including Mind and Mates in Mind.

Don't miss out on shaping the future health of the construction industry and ensuring your voice is heard #healthchat

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