Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 05, issue 03?volume=05&nr=03&cookieChecked=1

 
Can I have a pink one please? Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Hi-visbility
One of your staff has asked for a pink hi-visibility vest. You thought it was a joke, but they appear serious and assure you they exist. Should you entertain this request, and is it actually a good idea?
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Something in your oil Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » Working with chemicals » Exposure
The health implications of working with metal working fluids were highlighted when 101 Powertrain workers became ill. What happened and what can you learn from this incident?
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300mph Hamster Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
A TV presenter cheated death in a well-reported 300mph crash. Is there anything that can be learnt from this accident (apart from the obvious)?
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Q&A - should we get rid of the doormat? Publication date: 23.10.2006
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Q. We’ve heard that council officials in Bristol have ordered their tenants to remove doormats as they pose a tripping risk. We’re concerned, because we have doormats in our reception area and feel taking them away would actually increase risks of slipping on water etc. What should we do? A. We’d suggest you don’t remove the doormats, as if...
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Multiple failings Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Prosecution
An HSE prosecution of a plastics company has just highlighted numerous failings which resulted in the death of an employee. What happened and what can you learn from this particular case?
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Butter fingers Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » Manual handling » Miscellaneous
One of your employees keeps dropping things. His supervisor has told you he’s adopting proper handling techniques, but items seem to slip out of his hands. You’re concerned that he’s a claim waiting happen. So what should you do?
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Putting the record straight Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
Writing about health and safety issues is becoming increasingly popular in the national press. Most articles seem to have a pop at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and paint safety professionals as idiots. In fact, following predominantly media inaccuracies, the HSE alone have had to make public defences of its policies and actions 24 times in...
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Should you do safety inspections? Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » H&S management » Inspection
It’s been suggested that safety inspections would be a good idea. However, you’re not convinced. You’re sure there are some benefits, but you can also see a downside. Should you bother and if so, how can you get the most out of them?
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What a fire risk assessment needs to cover Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
Managing the risk of a fire in your workplace is something that numerous companies are willing to do for you. But why not use our fire risk assessment guide to help you do it yourself?
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Computer cleaning week Publication date: 23.10.2006
Article database » Workplace » Housekeeping
Office supplies firm Durable have recently been promoting the benefits of cleaning your computer. Now, this is hardly surprising considering they are selling the equipment to do it, but we agree with them. According to Durable’s survey, 65% of office workers regularly share PCs and telephones, which makes it very easy for germs to spread. In addition,...
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