Occupational health

Since 2010 ORR has worked with the rail industry to drive more proactive management of occupational health risks across the workforce. Now we want to see the hard-won progress towards more consistent legal compliance on health sustained, with worker health given equal priority to worker safety at both company and industry level.

Occupational health strategy

This page provides our occupational health strategy and directs you to key strategy documents.

Reporting occupational diseases

Advice on what railway industry occupational health diseases must be reported to us under RIDDOR.



Occupational health compliance and good practice

As part of ORR's strategy to raise awareness of occupational health we will publicise cases where we have taken formal enforcement action to secure legal compliance.

Occupational health news

Access all the quarterly occupational health updates produced by ORR until July 2018 and find out how to subscribe to the RSSB health and wellbeing newsletter which has taken its place.

Topic specific guidance

Advice and guidance on occupational health matters for railway managers and employees.


Engagement on health

Information on our occupational health programme's key events and a sample of the presentations.

Silicosis and HAVS – one man’s story

A set of videos highlighting the twin issues of silicosis and hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).