Apprentice health checking could save Scottish economy £30m

Apprentice health checking could save Scottish economy £30m
 

Tackling work-related ill- health among construction apprentices could save the Scottish economy more than £30 million over the next decade, research today suggests.
Constructing Better Health Scotland (CBH Scotland) is calling for baseline health checks for all apprentices entering the industry as part of a campaign to improve occupational health management in the sector. It said only 27 per cent of Scottish Building Federation members who employ apprentices give them a baseline health check when they join the company, according to a recent survey.
CBH Scotland said this means many new... read more

 
5 May 2014 in Business, Views: 29
Source: Scotsman
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