The main causes of injury are:
The main causes of occupational ill health are:
Concrete can contain large amounts of crystalline silica. Cutting or breaking up concrete can produce airborne respirable crystalline silica (RCS). RCS is hazardous and causes silicosis, a serious lung disease causing permanent disability and early death.
Further information on how to reduce the risks can be found in:
Further information on the significant risks involved with the activity of stressing concrete is available.
The Concrete Targets CT2015 scheme is an industry-wide programme to continue the improvements already made by the previous Concrete Targets Schemes. Download the brochure and complete the pledge form.
The CT2015 Commitment: