Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 04, issue 13?volume=04&nr=13&cookieChecked=1

 
Are you listening? Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » Noise » Action plan
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 will be enforceable from April 6. With only a few days left, where should you focus your attention to avoid possible enforcement action?
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Special precautions for young workers Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » H&S management » Special provisions
Employing staff under the age of 18 requires special precautions to be taken to comply with the law. So why not use our young worker’s policy and risk assessment to help you keep them safe and on the right side of the law?
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Claim culture Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Personal injury
You are always responsible for every accident that involves your staff. Is this really the case, or is it a popular myth created by claims management companies trying to stimulate business?
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It’s good to talk Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
The HSE are now promoting the benefits of involving staff in all aspects of health and safety. Is this really such a good idea and if not, why not?
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Asbestos ruling Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
Court of Appeal ruling. The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling that people suffering from pleural plaques (scarring of the lungs related to asbestos exposure), are entitled to compensation. The judges found those suffering from pleural plaques aren’t actually ill; it only indicates a future risk of an asbestos-related illness occurring,...
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Liability to third party employees Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » Contracting » Management
At some point, you’re likely to have employees of contractors carrying out work on your premises. If one of them has an accident, could you be liable? Following recent case law, what steps can you take to avoid such liability?
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Correction. Be careful of the “A” word Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » RIDDOR
In year 4, issue 11, page 2 we stated that if an employee has an accident on a Thursday, takes Friday off, but returns on Monday the accident is reportable to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) , as a plus three day lost time accident. Since then we have...
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Watch your language Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » H&S management » Communication
You’re looking to employ a new member of staff but the ideal candidate speaks very limited English. What’s your legal position and what extra precautions will you need to put in place to ensure their safety?
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An eye for the birds! Publication date: 27.03.2006
Article database » Working with chemicals » COSHH
You have feral pigeons roosting on your premises and you occasionally come across a dead bird. With all the media talk about avian flu you want to know if you should report such incidents and what the hygiene implications are.
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