Report on construction, health and lifestyle promotion campaign

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251918
Title:
Report on construction, health and lifestyle promotion campaign
Authors:
Department of Health. Health Promotion Unit.; Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251918
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The level of interest which was generated by this campaign exceeded expectations. With the present level of early retirement on ill health grounds, this interest in health and lifestyle should be rostered and supported. The format of the campaign to·date seems to have struck the right level in that there was a very positive atmosphere at the seminars, and there was a high uptake of the health screening among those amending the various venues, The following is a summary of the recommendations: 1. A structure Should be set up to address the health problems of the workforce in the Construction industry. 2. The causes and effects of absenteeism due to sickness. early retirement and sick pay benefits should be quantified. 3. Annual screening for risk factors including blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking should be carried out. 4. A Health Promotion programme aimed at reducing the level of risk factors among the workforce should be developed. 5. A smoke free environment in the workplace should be promoted. 6. The progress achieved by annual surveys of risk factors and absenteeism due to sickness should be monitored. The result of the health screening suggests that there is a need to put in place a structured screening programme for the industry and to carry out further research. Consideration should also be given to health screening other than cardiovascular e.g. audiometry testing. Such testing could be carried out on a random controlled basis which Should provide valuable data on the health of the workforce. The emphasis should clearly be on prevention rather than cure .
Keywords:
HEALTH CARE; WORKERS; HEALTH PROMOTION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health. Health Promotion Unit.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorIrish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T09:26:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-13T09:26:14Z-
dc.date.issued1992-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251918-
dc.descriptionThe level of interest which was generated by this campaign exceeded expectations. With the present level of early retirement on ill health grounds, this interest in health and lifestyle should be rostered and supported. The format of the campaign to·date seems to have struck the right level in that there was a very positive atmosphere at the seminars, and there was a high uptake of the health screening among those amending the various venues, The following is a summary of the recommendations: 1. A structure Should be set up to address the health problems of the workforce in the Construction industry. 2. The causes and effects of absenteeism due to sickness. early retirement and sick pay benefits should be quantified. 3. Annual screening for risk factors including blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking should be carried out. 4. A Health Promotion programme aimed at reducing the level of risk factors among the workforce should be developed. 5. A smoke free environment in the workplace should be promoted. 6. The progress achieved by annual surveys of risk factors and absenteeism due to sickness should be monitored. The result of the health screening suggests that there is a need to put in place a structured screening programme for the industry and to carry out further research. Consideration should also be given to health screening other than cardiovascular e.g. audiometry testing. Such testing could be carried out on a random controlled basis which Should provide valuable data on the health of the workforce. The emphasis should clearly be on prevention rather than cure .en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.subjectWORKERSen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.titleReport on construction, health and lifestyle promotion campaignen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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