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Watch those wasps Publication date: 07.07.2003
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The hidden dangers of wasps. The dangers of wasps are one risk that’s well known to your workers from their childhood days. But following a report on a safety website, wasp stings can lead to far more serious injuries - and misunderstandings. A different kind of buzzing. D and M were digging foundations. Suddenly D started yelling and jumping about...
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Don’t turn a blind eye Publication date: 07.07.2003
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You’ve instructed staff on the importance of not disabling any machinery safety features, but you suspect that it happens. Are instructions alone enough for you to escape liability for an accident and if not, what should you be doing?
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Mop it up Publication date: 07.07.2003
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A colleague’s told you that your procedure for dealing with a chemical spill is inadequate. But is improving this going to be time-consuming and costly or is there an easier answer?
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Paramedic required? Publication date: 07.07.2003
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Your first aider has resigned and so you’ve decided to use this opportunity to review your requirements. So what sort of issues must you consider when assessing your first aid needs?
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Rack it up Publication date: 07.07.2003
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Your business is expanding and you want to introduce a racking system for storage. What safety precautions should you consider in order to avoid a serious accident or fatality?
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Put out my fire Publication date: 07.07.2003
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A new survey has found that fire extinguishers put out far more workplace fires than the fire brigade. So what does this mean for you?
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Getting to the bottom of it Publication date: 07.07.2003
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If you have a near-miss incident involving dangerous equipment, do you quickly move on instead of investigating the problem? If so, recent case law suggests that it isn’t wise. So what should you be doing?
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Safety video nasties Publication date: 07.07.2003
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Using videos for safety training. Like many employers you probably have a couple of videos that you use for staff health and safety training. After all, they are a perfectly acceptable means of training staff and you can’t go too far wrong, or can you? Safety videos can lead to accidents. According to an article in the Industrial Machinery News, a...
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Drowning in paperwork? Publication date: 07.07.2003
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You’re going to be taking on work experience students for the first time. But a colleague’s told you that the schools are sticklers for health and safety. What’s the process likely to involve and how can you make your life easier?
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