Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 18, issue 13

 
Preventing upper limb pain Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » Occupational health » WRULDS
The HSE has revised its brief guide to managing upper limb disorders. How useful is it, and are there any significant changes to the advice that it’s now offering on the subject?
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Huge fine for Tesco over customer’s slip Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » Workplace » Slips, trips and falls
Tesco has been fined £733,333 after a pensioner broke his hip slipping on a wet floor at one of its stores. What mistakes did the supermarket giant make and what should you do differently?
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Students put at risk by fire trap accommodation Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » Fire safety » Alarm
Three companies have been fined a combined total of £670,000 after each pleaded guilty to fire safety offences which occurred during construction work on student accommodation. What should have been done to avoid this?
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Monitoring the condition of asbestos Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
When asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) have been identified on your premises, you must ensure the occupants of the building are not exposed to risk. One action is to monitor the condition of these materials. Use our form for this purpose.
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Be wary of what you tell an inspector Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), HSE inspectors may need to share information with third parties. Why should you think twice before writing to the HSE?
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Fines for failure to protect workers’ health Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » Occupational health » Asthma
As shown in two recent cases, the requirement to manage occupational health risks is still high on the HSE’s agenda. What steps must you take to ensure that you don’t end up on its radar?
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Could road users face random testing? Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » Occupational health » Drugs/alcohol
Could road users face random testing?..Life or death. The charity Brake (B) reports that there has been a 9% rise in the number of deaths on the road caused by drunk driving, whilst fatal and serious incidents involving a driver or rider impaired by drugs has risen by 8%. Note. You need to be aware of the increased risk that your employees are driving...
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Making quiet electric vehicles safer Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » Transport » Vehicles
Making quiet electric vehicles safer..The trial. Transport for London says that its new hybrid and electric buses are so quiet that it’s going to trial the use of artificial sound projected through speakers when the vehicles are moving at low speed. Not only will this protect those who are visually impaired, it will also benefit pedestrians who are...
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What is safety culture? Publication date: 12.03.2020
Article database » H&S management » Management systems
In a recent audit you were asked whether you have a positive health and safety culture in your business and you weren’t entirely sure what it meant. What sort of evidence would persuade an auditor that you have this culture?
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