Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 06, issue 16?volume=06&nr=16&cookieChecked=1

 
HSE and HSC have merged - did you notice? Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
It’s happened. On April 1 2008, the HSC and the HSE merged into one. However, you can be forgiven if you’ve not noticed. The new organisation has the imaginative title of Health & Safety Executive, so even the inspectors’ contact details will remain the same. Will it make much difference? As we’ve said in a previous issue, we don’t expect...
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An executive seat please Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Workstation
A colleague has just purchased a new “executive” chair. However, when you looked at the one they’d chosen, you realised that it wasn’t really suitable for prolonged screen-based work. Do you need to worry about this?
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What the F10 is going on? Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database » Construction » CDM 07
Notification of a construction project. When the HSE introduced the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 , it stated that no further changes would be made - the new law and the associated systems would cover everything. However, it appears that it’s had a change of heart because the way in which construction projects should be notified...
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Maintenance and temporary work failings Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database » Risk assessment » Enforcement
The steel manufacturer,Corus, has just been fined following an accident in which an employee suffered severe burns. How did it happen and what can you learn from this particular case?
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Asbestos survey by phone Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
The HSE has commissioned a telephone survey on the management of asbestos. Who’s making the calls and how should you act if you get one?
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Getting the most from GPs Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database » Occupational health » Sickness absence
An employee has been off sick for a while and you want to avoid losing him to long-term sickness absence. So how should you deal with his GP in order to try to rehabilitate him back to work in some capacity?
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Allergic reactions to latex gloves Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database » Occupational health » Skin
Following a warning from a colleague, you’ve decided to review the gloves your staff use. At the moment some wear latex ones, but apparently they can cause an allergic reaction. Are there any alternatives you can issue instead?
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Legal requirements for safety signs and notices Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database
A new member of staff has asked where all the health and safety notices and signs are. He was under the impression that particular ones should be displayed. Is he right, and if so, which do you need to have?
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Playing the contractor questionnaire game Publication date: 06.05.2008
Article database » Contracting » Selection
Hardly a day goes by without another competency questionnaire landing on your desk. And each one seems bigger and more complicated than the last. Do you have to complete them, and if so, is there a trick to doing them quickly?
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