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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work
How your workplace and working in enclosed spaces has just the same potential for carbon monoxide poisoning as your home....
Career Changes - Things to Consider
Career Changes - Things to Consider
The many considerations you need to take into account when considering a career change. Financial implications, retraining, family considerations and steps you should…...
Choosing Safe Workplace Equipment
Choosing Safe Workplace Equipment
The questions you should ask before buying any new workplace equipment and the answers you should seek from the manufacturers. Putting safeguards in place to ensure…...
Creating a First Aid Kit for a Workplace
Creating a First Aid Kit for a Workplace
Every workplace should have a first-aid kit. The contents, however, will vary according to the specific work environments - here's an overview....
Exposure to EMFs (Electro-Magnetic Fields) in the Workplace
Exposure to EMFs (Electro-Magnetic Fields) in the Workplace
What EMFs actually are and how they can have an effect on workplace health and safety. What the European Parliament’s Directive says and how employers need to reduce…...
Fire Safety at Work
Fire Safety at Work
Fire safety within the workplace. Assessing the risks and taking the necessary steps to ensure that your place of work is as safe as it can be in relation to a fire…...
Fork Lift Truck Safety
Fork Lift Truck Safety
The importance of forklift truck safety and why thorough training is vital. Ensuring the design of the layout where the truck is going to be operated is suitable, and…...
Guide to Environmental Psychology
Guide to Environmental Psychology
Environmental psychology can affect workers' health and attitudes. This is why many architects consider issues of building design such as personal space and windows so…...
Health Inspectors' Rights and Powers
Health Inspectors' Rights and Powers
The role of the health and safety inspector. What they do and what powers and rights they have. Procedures that follow breaches of health and safety law and appealing…...
How to Avoid Sick Building Syndrome
How to Avoid Sick Building Syndrome
What is sick building syndrome. What are its effects and what can be done to reduce its impact upon the workforce....
Identity Management: Safety at Work
Identity Management: Safety at Work
An identity management system can control access to buildings and data. It helps ensure privacy of information and the security of staff....
Learning New Skills
Learning New Skills
How employers recognise the need to have a talented and highly skilled workforce and the efforts many of them make to ensure that their workers have access to learning…...
Noise Management and Control
Noise Management and Control
There are regulations in force to ensure employers have effective management systems to control noise at work. These measures can help prevent hearing damage....
Practical Measures for Disabled Workers
Practical Measures for Disabled Workers
Employers have an obligation to disabled workers, they must take practical measures to ensure a workplace has adaptations that allow disabled people to do their jobs…...
Safe Distance from Power Lines
Safe Distance from Power Lines
Contact with overhead power lines can cause death or serious injury. Employers and workers should therefore be aware of the heights of electricity cables....
Safe Use and Maintenance of Tools
Safe Use and Maintenance of Tools
Employers must provide training and maintenance for tools and equipment, and workers must use such tools and equipment with due regard to safety....
Safe Working Loads for Rope
Safe Working Loads for Rope
Employers and workers must abide by the working loads of rope. This helps ensure safety. There are also other factors to take into account such as rope stress....
Safe Working Temperatures
Safe Working Temperatures
Maintaining safe working temperatures in the workplace is crucial. Manual workers and office staff can suffer from environments that are too cold or too hot....
Safe Working With Wood Waste
Safe Working With Wood Waste
Wood waste, particularly dust, can cause respiratory disease. It can also lead to an explosion. Employers must therefore take certain measures to manage and control…...
Safety and Fume Management
Safety and Fume Management
Employers must manage fumes properly in the workplace. The health of workers can be at risk in industries that use molten metal, solder flux and stainless steel welding....
Safety at Work: Catering Industry
Safety at Work: Catering Industry
If you work in the catering industry, here are a few basic safety points that you need to be aware of....
Toxic Office Plants
Toxic Office Plants
People with sensitive skin may develop dermatitis from plants in an office. In some circumstances, plant toxins can also cause serious illness....
Use of Protective Clothing at Work
Use of Protective Clothing at Work
Personal protective equipment, or PPE, should carry a CE mark and meet appropriate regulations to protect employees from hazards in the workplace....
Working Safely In A Confined Space
Working Safely In A Confined Space
A basic outline of what a worker’s and a company’s health and safety responsibilities are when work needs to be carried out in a confined space, according to the…...
Working with Dangerous Substances
Working with Dangerous Substances
Dangerous substances in the workplace and how to protect yourself....
Working With VDUs and Computers
Working With VDUs and Computers
The rules and regulations surrounding health and safety implications of using a VDU or computer at work. How to set up your work station and position yourself. Health…...
Workplace Ergonomics
Workplace Ergonomics
What is ergonomics in the workplace and what action can be taken to reduce the possibility of musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace....
Workplace Safety Signs
Workplace Safety Signs
Employers are legally required to display some signs while others are put in place to help reduce the likelihood of an accident....
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