Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 13?volume=01&nr=13&cookieChecked=1

 
The £550k mushroom Publication date: 31.03.2003
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Asda is left counting the cost of a stray mushroom. Asda, the supermarket chain, recently paid out a total of £550,000 to a woman who slipped on a mushroom in one of its stores. After suffering what seemed only minor injury, Beverly Jackson ended up in a wheelchair due to severe hip problems. The accident happened due to a lapse in Asda’s cleaning...
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Safety 1 v Human rights 0 Publication date: 31.03.2003
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Some of your employees are into recreational drugs, but you’re increasingly worried about an accident as they operate machinery. How can you deal with this without getting bogged down in “human rights” issues?
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Not my responsibility? Publication date: 31.03.2003
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You’re introducing some new tools to your workshop and want to get your supplier in to give the training. Can you sit back and leave everything up to them, or is there anything that you should do to cover yourself?
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Going down the pan Publication date: 31.03.2003
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Recent surveys have revealed the unhealthy state of workplace toilets. So does this mean that health & safety inspectors will want to take a peek at yours?
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Smoking at work Publication date: 31.03.2003
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A new survey into smoking in the workplace. A survey was carried out by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) to obtain workers’ views on smoking in the workplace. More than 2,000 people were interviewed. Most want a ban on smoking at work. Out of this sample of 2,000, about two-thirds were non-smokers, whilst the remaining third smoked. So it’s interesting...
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The young at work Publication date: 31.03.2003
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You want to hire youngsters to help out over the summer, but a colleague’s told you that there are safety restrictions on what they can do. But you only want them to work in an office, so is this correct?
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Adapting the job Publication date: 31.03.2003
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Your bookkeeper was injured and has limited use of her right hand. The sick pay’s getting expensive and you need her back at work. You know you’re supposed to alter her job but don’t know where to start. What should you do?
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Screeching to a halt Publication date: 31.03.2003
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A colleague’s told you that braking systems may need to be added to your old woodworking machines. How do you know if this new legal requirement applies to you and what should you watch out for?
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Prevention is better than cure Publication date: 31.03.2003
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You know that you should prevent fires by checking your offices and corridors. But if you need a little help on what you should be looking for, then use our sample fire safety checklist to make your life easier.
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