Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 05, issue 22?volume=05&nr=22&cookieChecked=1

 
Injured whilst moving office furniture Publication date: 10.09.2007
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
One of your staff recently hurt her back whilst helping a colleague move a desk. How should you deal with the situation, especially as she’s now threatening to seek compensation for her injury?
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When the floodwaters subside Publication date: 10.09.2007
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The effects of the flooding which hit various parts of the UK in the summer are still being felt by many businesses. What lessons can be learnt from their experiences?
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Remove your shoes please Publication date: 10.09.2007
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Protective footwear
You’ve completed a risk assessment which states that all of your staff should wear protective footwear. However, a client recently refused entry to your staff whilst they had them on. How should you deal with this situation?
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More than just language issues Publication date: 10.09.2007
Article database » H&S management » Migrant workers
You’ve decided to employ some foreign workers - you’ve even got a translator lined up. However, a colleague has warned that you need to be aware there may be more than just language barriers to cross. What can you expect?
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Only getting what they’ve paid for Publication date: 10.09.2007
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Personal injury
Even though your customers are only in your premises fleetingly, some have felt the need to have an accident whilst they’re there! You know it is difficult to stop completely, but you want to minimise any potential liability. What can you do?
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The best approach to workstation assessment Publication date: 10.09.2007
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Workstation
You’ve decided to go through a workstation assessment with your staff, instead of just sending them a form. However, you’re at the point of stopping as you’re prompting numerous demands. Where are you going wrong?
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Is your laser printer a health hazard? Publication date: 10.09.2007
Article database » Working with chemicals » Exposure
Recent research in Australia has indicated some laser printers could be a health hazard. How seriously should you take these findings?
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Are your staff e-mail junkies? Publication date: 10.09.2007
Article database » Occupational health » Stress
Stressed out. Aren’t e-mails supposed to make your life easier? In fact, it’s the instant nature of e-mails that is apparently causing problems. A study of 200 people carried out at Glasgow and Paisley University found that some workers are viewing their inbox up to 40 times each hour. The survey identified that doing so is leaving them tired and...
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HSE and HSC merger - will it affect you? Publication date: 10.09.2007
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
What’s planned? Over the last couple of months, plans have come to light to merge the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the HSE. So what will this mean to businesses? The truth is that this move is unlikely to affect you much, if at all. The effects are only likely to be felt by the inspectors themselves. Inspectors will become accountable to...
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