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LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Occupational Health COMPANY: Tarmac Group
SUB ACTIVITY: Air and dust COMPANY LOCATION: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
BEST PRACTICE No: BP200 COMPANY TEL: 01902 382855
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Occupational health strategy
ARTICLE
Tarmac Group’s occupational health strategy is part of a long-term goal to eliminate occupational disease and health impairment due to workplace health hazards.

The strategy incorporates the Anglo American Occupational Health Guidelines, the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee’s document, Occupational Health Management in the Quarry Industry (which can be accessed at http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/meetings/qnjac/qnjac-ohg.pdf), and elements of the Tarmac safety strategy.

A key element is to ensure that occupational hygiene; occupational health and risk assessment are fully integrated. Activities include:
• public reporting of SHE performance in the annual SHE and Social report
• publishing guidance documents, such as A Guide to Good Health *
• educational campaign to raise awareness amongst the workforce of both occupational and general health issues
• development of policy on the management of stress in the workplace.
• health surveillance using mobile screening units
• development of a baseline of occupational hygiene data (eg workplace noise, dust and vibration levels)
• assessment of each worker exposed to occupational health hazards.

* QPA has available an authorized cover version – available singly or in bulk at 85p per copy from Dawn Grant: dawn@qpa.org
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