The use of powered hand tools for prolonged periods of time can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a painful disabling disease of the hands affecting blood vessels, nerves and joints.
The HSE has generated a dashboard showing data visualisation of 3,050 RIDDOR records relating to construction over the period 2011 to 2017 (http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction-dashboard/).
From 1 October 2018 there will be changes to the mandatory licensing for Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO) regulations.
The European Agency for Safety and Health (EU-OSHA) has launched the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign to increase the awareness of the risks associated with using hazardous substances. There are health risks associated with many commonly used substances, including some that are known to be carcinogens.