Issues of ill health in the surface engineering industry
The surface engineering industry is so diverse that it would be impossible to list all the health issues which could potentially arise from all activities. This can be through exposures to physical hazards (eg vibration), ergonomics hazardous substances. Historically, there were certain industries which gave cause for concern resulting in reports of ill health and disease. Some of these issues still exist within this industry group.
Evidence suggests that the main causes are: