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Publication date: 29.03.2010
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Q&A - is smoking going to banned outside? Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Occupational health » Smoking
Q. We’ve heard that the smoking ban is going to be extended to cover external areas. Is this true? A. There are no immediate plans to alter the Smoke Free Regulations introduced in 2007, although the impact of the legislation is going to be reviewed. It will examine whether the legislation is working, where it can be improved, and what more can be...
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Corporate manslaughter sentencing guidelines Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Corporate Manslaughter
Published. Finally, three years after the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force, the government has published the sentencing guidelines (see The next step ). These allow a court to decide upon suitable penalties for those convicted. Big fines. The published guidelines cover not only corporate manslaughter sentences but...
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Do you need to provide staff with a fridge? Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Environmental health » Food hygiene
You’ve been informed that there’s a requirement buried in health and safety legislation which requires all workplaces to have a fridge. Is this really the case, or have you been misinformed?
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Pass the fit test Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Respiratory protection
You’ve purchased respirators to protect staff from inhaling hazardous fumes. However, you’ve been told that the staff must be “fit-tested” before they can use them. Is this a legal requirement, and if so, how should they be trained?
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Manual lifting and carrying assessment Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
To help you to manage the risk assessment process associated with manual handling activities, we’ve developed a new tool. How does it work and when should you use it?
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Asbestos can be hidden almost anywhere Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
A recent case has highlighted the risks of ignoring an asbestos register and assuming that asbestos isn’t present. What are the details of this case and why is it so important that you don’t make the same mistakes?
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Are pre-employment medical questionnaires still legal? Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Occupational health » Medical checks
Apparently, if the government introduces new employment law in the form of the Equality Bill, it will spell the end for pre-employment health questionnaires. Is this going to happen, and if so, is there a suitable option on the cards?
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Do it yourself project goes badly wrong Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Construction » Demolition
Construction and renovation work is really one for the experts. In fact, a recent case has proved why those who don’t know what they’re doing should leave well alone. What happened?
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