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What is “CDM”? Publication date: 16.02.2004
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You’ve got some building work coming up and a colleague’s advised you that it will come under a set of safety regulations known as “CDM”. How can you tell if they apply to you?
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The £100k collapsing chair Publication date: 16.02.2004
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Dodgy chairs can cost you. The National Crime Squad (NCS) is being sued for £100,000 following a fall from a chair. James Mann (M) sat down on a chair that collapsed under his weight. This wasn’t because he was piling on the pounds, but because a support bolt was missing. The £100,000 claim. His fall led to back and neck injuries that required surgery...
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Some handy news Publication date: 16.02.2004
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March 2004 will see the start of another round of HSE construction site blitzes. What will inspectors be targeting this time?
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No time for training Publication date: 16.02.2004
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You’ve arranged some safety training for your staff. However, an employee is refusing to attend, saying he can’t see the point. Can you shove a disclaimer under his nose to sign, and if not, what are your options?
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It’s doing my head in Publication date: 16.02.2004
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The risks of upper limb disorders caused by computer work are well known, but what about the less well known problems that can also lead to absence from work? What should you watch out for and are there any quick fixes?
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A reality check Publication date: 16.02.2004
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Assessing the real risks. If a company is prosecuted in connection with risk assessment failings, it’s usually because it has failed to carry one out. However, one business was fined because it assessed the working practices that its managers thought went on, instead of those that were actually implemented. Unfortunately, this meant that it was unaware...
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Producing aches and pains Publication date: 16.02.2004
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Many employers only associate upper limb disorders with staff sitting at a computer all day. However, a manufacturer was recently fined for failing to control these risks for its production line workers. So what’s the situation?
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Weighing up the risks Publication date: 16.02.2004
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One of your employees is very overweight. Although most of his time is spent at a desk, you want to know whether there are any particular health and safety risks that you should be assessing. Are there?
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Getting personal Publication date: 16.02.2004
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You’re thinking of introducing a software package that records accident details, but are concerned about the data protection issues. What are the main ones that you should be aware of before going ahead?
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