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Occupational Hygiene & Transportation

The transportation industry, including transport over land (by road and train), water and air, is essential to the UK's prosperity.  Not only does this sector facilitate the mobility of citizens and goods, it also has a significant impact on economic growth, social development and the environment.  Transportation is a dynamic, rapidly changing and booming sector having to adapt quickly to changes in travelling and food consumption habits, the free movement of goods, as well as environmental concerns.   Now more than ever before, the way businesses operate will have a remarkable impact on their employees’ working conditions.

 

MEC offer you a combination of deep industry knowledge and technical expertise and are committed to providing our customers with the very best occupational hygiene service.  Our expertise in recognising workplace health hazards and evaluating the magnitude of exposure means we can guarantee proportionate advice on how to control workplace health risks. 

 

The most recent 2020/21 HSE ill-health statistics for Great Britain state that: 

 

  • 1.7 million work-related ill health cases (new or long-standing)

  • 850,000 workers suffering from a new case of work-related ill health

  • 13,000 deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposure at work, primarily to chemicals or dust

  • 142 workers killed at work *

  • 12,000 lung disease deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposures at work

  • 0.8 million workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing)

  • 470,000 workers suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or longstanding)

  • 93,000 workers suffering with COVID-19 in 2020/21 which they believe may have been from exposure to coronavirus at work 

  • 32.5 million working days lost due to work-related ill health in 2019/20

  • 10.6 billion annual costs of new cases of work-related ill health in 2018/19, excluding long latency illness such as cancer

 

More specifically, the most recent transportation and storage HSE statistics record 52,000 UK workers suffering from work-related ill health (new or long-standing) each year.

Investment in health at work is a fundamental requirement for a sustainable business and as such is regarded as an essential part of the operational management process. Managing risks in a sensible way protects your workers and your business and can bring the following benefits:

  • a reduction in short & long-term ill health effects and the resulting financial and personal costs

  • improved productivity, good morale and a happier, healthier workforce

  • better working practices to help develop a sustainable business

  • reduced sickness payments and recruitment/training costs for replacement workers

  • reduced loss of output resulting from experienced and competent workers being off work

  • lower insurance premiums and legal costs

  • reduced risk of damage to the reputation of the business

  • less chance of enforcement action and its associated costs

MEC work with our customers to manage employee health protection by recognising workplace health hazards, evaluating the magnitude of exposure and recommending, where necessary, improvements in control measures, work conditions and practices.

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MEC offer a broad range of occupational hygiene services across all sectors of industry

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E:  enquiries@meridianenvironmental.co.uk

T:  (01833) 631203