Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 04, issue 06?volume=04&nr=06&cookieChecked=1

 
Safety glasses Publication date: 05.12.2005
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Safety glasses
A risk assessment has identified a process which requires your staff to wear safety glasses. One of your workers already wears spectacles. Are they sufficient protection and if not, what are the options?
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Can’t I just use my iPoD? Publication date: 05.12.2005
Article database » Noise » Miscellaneous
In year 4, issue 4, page 8, we stated that a radio is commonly a major contributing factor in high noise levels in the workplace. We suggested that one option is to provide hearing protection with a built-in radio. Following this, a subscriber contacted us and asked if he could allow his staff to use an iPoD underneath their hearing protection as it...
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Site speed limits Publication date: 05.12.2005
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You’ve a site speed limit of 5mph which starts at the entrance. You’re constantly struggling to keep car and delivery drivers to the limit. Who’s responsible if there’s an accident, and what did a traffic related case identify?
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I’m chartered you know Publication date: 05.12.2005
Article database » H&S management » Competence
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is now offering its senior members chartered status. What does it mean, and do you actually need your advisor to be chartered?
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Dealing with oil spills Publication date: 05.12.2005
Article database » Working with chemicals » Miscellaneous
A couple of areas on your site have started becoming slippery thanks to oil build-up. You’ve seen a high-pressure water and chemical cleaning system available to do the job. If you get it, what are the safety and environmental implications?
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Vibration - anyone got a clue? Publication date: 05.12.2005
Article database » Occupational health » Vibration
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 came into effect last July, but since then the subject has gone quiet. However, with the recent publication of an approved code of practice, what can you now expect from the HSE?
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The risks of battery charging Publication date: 05.12.2005
Article database » Transport » Lift trucks
You have a battery-powered forklift truck in your warehouse. You know about the risks associated with its use, but are there any special arrangements you should consider when charging the battery?
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Cleaned out Publication date: 05.12.2005
Article database » Occupational health » Pregnancy
Your cleaner has just informed you that she’s pregnant, but she’s also said she’s happy to continue working up until the last minute. What are the health and safety implications and what adjustments should you make for her, if any?
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Rigger boots Publication date: 05.12.2005
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Protective footwear
Turned away . One of our subscribers has informed us that they turned up on site wearing Rigger-style safety boots, and were told they weren’t allowed. Why? The boots are manufactured to relevant standards and are CE marked for personal protective equipment. They’ve been the boot of choice for many construction workers for years. On most site environments,...
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