Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 25 October, 2005
Written Answers. - Health and Safety Regulations.
Ms McManus Ms McManus
265. Ms McManus asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if she has received a copy of the report by the Construction Workers’ Health Trust, Patterns of Ill-Health in Irish Construction Workers; her views on same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30272/05]
Mr. S. Power Mr. S. Power
Mr. S. Power:I have reviewed the report referred to by the Deputy.
A settings approach to health promotion is internationally recognised, and the Health Promotion Strategy 2000-2005 identifies the workplace as an important setting for the development of health promotion programmes.
In recognition of the importance of the workplace setting, the health promotion unit of my Department has supported the appointment of regional workplace co-ordinators in the former  health boards. Those co-ordinators are building alliances with all stakeholders to ensure that workplace health promotion programmes are developed and sustained.
The health promotion unit has also provided direct grant aid to the Construction Employees’ Health Trust in support of many of the activities of that organisation.
Dáil Éireann 608 Written Answers. Health and Safety Regulations.