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Common sense returns Publication date: 14.10.2002
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You find risk assessments a problem because much of the content seems to be obvious, yet you worry about them not being detailed enough. So what should you do to play it safe? Will a commonsense approach work?
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Rubber band alert Publication date: 14.10.2002
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Think that the office is a safe place? Think again. A Department of Trade and Industry survey suggests that hundreds of UK workers are being injured by office stationery every year. The report found that 238 people were hurt by the humble paperclip and rubber bands were responsible for 402 work accidents. Staples and staplers were responsible for injuring...
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A slippery issue Publication date: 14.10.2002
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Last year a local company was sued by one of its employees who slipped on ice in the car park. As winter is coming you want to avoid such a problem. What must you do to avoid becoming a victim of the big freeze?
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Very expensive boxes Publication date: 14.10.2002
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Your office staff only ever lift boxes of stationery, so you’ve never worried too much about risk assessments or training. But following a recent case, should you take a more active approach to limit your exposure?
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“Can’t hear you!” Publication date: 14.10.2002
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You’ve heard that there are big payouts for hearing problems caused by the working environment. So how do you protect yourself against an employee who’s refusing to wear safety equipment like hearing protection?
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DSE - Dubious Safety Essentials Publication date: 14.10.2002
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An employee’s said that you must provide foot and wrist rests for anyone who asks for them. With 20 employees and growing, this will work out to be expensive. So, is this employee really correct?
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Fitness to work Publication date: 14.10.2002
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No employer wants to recruit someone who’s medically unfit because of the potential health, safety and cost implications. You’ve heard that pre-employment questionnaires could be the answer. So what should you include and why?
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Issues with asbestos Publication date: 14.10.2002
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A specialist consultancy has mailed you saying that new regulations require you to remove any asbestos in your building immediately. Is this really true?
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Chemical assistance Publication date: 14.10.2002
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COSHH. If you think that COSHH is something that you hit lazy employees with, then a new HSE website may be just for you. It’s an interactive site to assist SMEs in complying with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 1999 (COSHH). Under these Regulations, you must assess how any chemicals in your workplace are used. Despite the...
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