The main causes of injury are:
The main causes of occupational ill health are:
Contact with wet cement can cause both dermatitis and burns.
For further information about this and the measures to take to reduce the risks see Cement: HSE Information sheet CIS 26.
Cementing Good Practice started in 2003, linked to the 'Revitalising Health and Safety' targets, it aims to achieve a 30% improvement in injury rates every year to 2010 (which equates to a reduction of 92% from the 2003 baseline).