Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 02, issue 14?volume=02&nr=14&cookieChecked=1

 
Watch out for asthma Publication date: 08.04.2004
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A big workplace issue. Asthma is now the most frequently reported occupational respiratory disease in Great Britain. Each year, there are between 1,500-3,000 new cases reported. It’s caused by inhaling workplace substances that trigger hypersensitivity in the airways responsible for carrying air in and out of the lungs. These substances are known...
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The role of “client” Publication date: 08.04.2004
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You’re carrying out some building work and the CDM Regulations will apply. As the “client”, you want to know what your duties are and if there’s any way to minimise your exposure to liability? Is there?
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A bit chilly Publication date: 08.04.2004
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Some of your staff work in a cold store and have complained about the cold. You need to carry out a risk assessment and need to know what the main risks from the cold are. What are they and what should you have in place?
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Keeping a beady eye Publication date: 08.04.2004
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We’ve already advised you on the importance of supervising any work experience students that you may have on your premises. A recent case shows what can go wrong if you don’t, so what can you learn from it?
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Won’t sign on the dotted line Publication date: 08.04.2004
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Your system for carrying out risk assessments relies on managers to complete the paperwork and to sign at the bottom. However, one manager is reluctant to sign due to a fear of personal liability. How can you deal with this?
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Do we need a first aid room? Publication date: 08.04.2004
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One of our subscribers was recently informed by a colleague that provision of a dedicated first aid room is a legal requirement. Is this true? If not, how can he use the space he already has?
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Time for an overhaul Publication date: 08.04.2004
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The government intends to introduce extensive changes to existing fire safety legislation by Autumn 2004. What are the implications for your business?
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Hepatitis and safety issues Publication date: 08.04.2004
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One of your employees has returned from holiday and has rung you announcing that she has Hepatitis. Some of her colleagues are refusing to work with her on health and safety grounds. How do you deal with this situation?
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Facilities for breast feeding employees Publication date: 08.04.2004
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Q. One of our employees has just returned from maternity leave and has informed us that she requires workplace facilities to express and store milk. Surely this isn’t down to us to provide, so what’s our legal position? A. Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 , you’re required to provide somewhere for breastfeeding...
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