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October/November 2009 (vol. 06/3)

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Constructing a healthy legacy

Occupational health and hygiene at the Olympic Park development

Summary:

London’s Olympic Park is a huge and complex construction project, being built to an immoveable deadline. The fact that the 246-hectare site was contaminated land has added to the occupational health challenge. John Ballard went to visit the on-site OH consortium, Park Health.

WITH less than three years to go before the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, some 4,000 workers are currently on site for one of the biggest UK construction projects in recent years. With London confirmed as the host city for the Games in July 2005, a newly created Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) had just seven years to provide state-of-the-art stadia…

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2009 (vol. 06/3) pp21-27

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