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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSSH)

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSSH)

| October 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

What is a ‘substance hazardous to health’, and how do you take control of substances hazardous to health? The COSHH regulation cover substances that are hazardous to the health of workers or anybody who might come into contact with the activities. Substances can take many forms and include:- Chemicals, Products containing chemicals, Fumes, Dusts, Vapours, […]

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Health Effects Of Noise – What Should be Done?

Health Effects Of Noise – What Should be Done?

| September 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

    The Health Effects of Noise have been well documented for many years with the emphasis being on the physical aspects of hearing damage. However, in recent years the psychological effects of noise have also been recognised and are now part of the ever expanding area of occupational health which covers conditions such as […]

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HSE Chimes In Over Big Ben Conservation Project

HSE Chimes In Over Big Ben Conservation Project

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has hit back at the critics of silencing the bells during the tower restoration project. The most famous clock in the world fell silent yesterday after chiming at mid-day for the last time until 2021 so that essential restoration work can be carried out to the tower.. Steve […]

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Guidance, Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and Regulations

Guidance, Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and Regulations

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guidance,  Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs),  Regulations and how they relate to each other.       The purpose of this article is to explain how guidance, codes of practice and regulations interact with each other. A lot of confusion surrounds this interaction, in particular what is classed as law and must be done, and what isn’t (but you’re best off following the advice!) It […]

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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. The British Drilling Association Wants Further Action.

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. The British Drilling Association Wants Further Action.

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Further Action On Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome has been requested by the BDA. The British Drilling Association has identified the need to further address Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).   The use of more and more powered tools creating vibration has lead to a greater increase in HAVS which can lead to painful disorders of […]

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Health Safety at Work Act 1974 Key Points

Health Safety at Work Act 1974 Key Points

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Health Safety at Work Act 1974 Key Points There are many general duties within the 1974 Health and safety at Work act, however the following points are key, and a must for all employers to take on board.    Section 2. Duties of employers to employees. To ensure as far a reasonably practicable, the […]

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What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – A Brief Overview

What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – A Brief Overview

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

 What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974   Often referred to as HASAW or HSW, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is an Act of Parliament and the main piece of health and safety legislation in Great Britain. It places a duty on all employers “to ensure, so far as […]

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