IOM with the support of Martin Birley and Judith Ball - with peer review from Mark Divall, Ben Harris-Roxas, Francesca Viliani and Aaron Wernham - helped ICMM produce this guide.
A few of the interesting and innovative things in the guide that are worth highlighting are:
- It provides a developed and developing country perspective with a strong focus on social determinants.
- It advocates for the mainstreaming of iterative 'first look' in-house rapid HIAs that are undertaken by HSE teams during the early internal feasibility and planning stages of a project that are followed up with more formal external commissioned HIAs and ESHIAs.
- It incorporates a competency framework for commissioners to consider when recruiting HIA consultants.
- It develops a Hierarchy of Health Enhancement that sits alongside the existing Hierarchy of (Health Risk Mitigation) that is used in Occupational Risk Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessments/Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments for considering mitigation and enhancement measures.
- It highlights the link between occupational health risk assessment and (community) health impact assessment.