Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 02, issue 09?volume=02&nr=09&cookieChecked=1

 
Organising safety committees Publication date: 02.02.2004
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A colleague’s advised you that a committee to discuss health and safety issues is a legal requirement. If so, how should you organise it, so it’s effective and doesn’t become a waste of time?
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So what is happening? Publication date: 02.02.2004
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The government has gone very quiet over its proposed changes to the law on corporate manslaughter. So what’s the current position?
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Men and back pain Publication date: 02.02.2004
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A new cause of back pain. If any of your male staff have complained of back pain and can’t attribute it to digging the garden etc., don’t automatically assume that it’s down to unsafe work practices either. It’s “hip-pocket syndrome”. Physiotherapists have seen an increase in men visiting them with lower back pain. A likely cause is keeping...
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A right mix-up Publication date: 02.02.2004
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We’ve already advised you of the importance of storing chemicals safely because of health and safety issues. But what about the environmental implications of getting this wrong? What approach will the courts take?
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Changing a light bulb Publication date: 02.02.2004
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Our subscriber had been told by a colleague that they shouldn’t ask their staff to change light bulbs, due to “safety reasons”. Surely this is a health and safety joke too many?
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Getting the goods Publication date: 02.02.2004
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As well as handling risks, warehouses contain other related hazards, such as moving vehicles and sharp tools. So use our checklist to help you ensure that you’re aware of these types of hazards, and are managing them effectively.
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A nice little earner Publication date: 02.02.2004
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You’re thinking of hiring out part of your premises in order to generate some extra revenue, perhaps by offering storage or confrence facilities. What are the main health and safety related issues that you should consider first?
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Powers of HSE inspectors Publication date: 02.02.2004
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Inspectors’ rights. Although a prosecution for refusing an inspector access to your premises is rare, many businesses remain completely unaware of inspectors’ rights. Under s.20 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 , both Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and local authority inspectors have rights of entry at any reasonable time, or at any...
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Having a rest Publication date: 02.02.2004
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An employee is pregnant and you need to know what rest facilities you should provide her with. In particular, you’d like to know how you can utilise what you’ve already got. So what’s the situation?
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