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Health and safety in the cement industry

The main causes of injury are:

  • Injured while handling, lifting or carrying
  • Slipped, tripped or fell on the same level
  • Hit by moving, flying or falling object

The main causes of occupational ill health are:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Skin disease, e.g. Dermatitis
  • Respiratory disease, e.g. Occupational Asthma

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More information relevant to the cement industry can be found at C3HARGE (ceramics, cement, concrete, heavy clay, refractories and glass manufacturing industries joint health and safety advisory committee)

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