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Safe Working With Wood Waste, Noise Management

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Safe Working With Wood Waste

Wood dust poses two main dangers. The first is that it can cause respiratory disease. The second is that it is potentially explosive. Respiratory Disease Any worker who regularly inhales wood dust may be at risk of Respiratory Disease. Employers must therefore limit and control exposure to waste and dust from wood. Explosive Wood waste […]

Safety and Fume Management

A number of industries use processes that generate fumes. At best, these fumes may be irritating; at worst, they can cause serious and even fatal diseases. Employers must therefore manage fumes safely. They should be aware of the Hazardous Nature of Fumes, and have systems in place to ensure any risks to health are minimal. […]

Safety at Work: Catering Industry

When you start your own business, the health and safety aspect can feel daunting – there’s so much to remember. With catering, although specific rules and regulations will apply, depending on the type of business and how many staff you’re employing, there are six main areas that you need to pay attention to: 1. Slipping […]

Safe Use and Maintenance of Tools

Tools and equipment may be as simple as hammers or as complex as computers. Whatever they are, however, workers must use them safely and employers must reduce any risk that tools and equipment pose in the workplace. Safe Use These risks can vary greatly. Above all, what matters is that whoever has to use any […]

Safe Working Loads for Rope

The safe working loads of rope vary. They change according to the rope’s material and diameter. Employers and workers should never assume that all rope is more or less the same. This point becomes critical when a business uses rope for securing and lifting. Knowledge of safe working loads is essential. And even then, there […]

Practical Measures for Disabled Workers

There are many practical measures that help disabled workers do their jobs effectively. Employers must take these measures to comply with the law. Occupational health experts can give employers guidance on how to proceed. A government agency also supplies advice and money. The Law There are three laws that apply to employers and their disabled […]

Noise Management and Control

Noise at work can cause hearing damage and loss. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research puts the number of workers exposed to high noise levels in the UK at two million. Noise management and control is therefore a serious issue for employers and staff. Hearing damage and loss is often permanent. And yet it’s relatively […]

Identity Management: Safety at Work

Identity management is a general term that refers to security at work. An identity management system, for example, ensures that individuals access only those parts of a building or computer system that apply to their jobs. Identity management also deals with the control of data. Since data is often personal, identity management helps safeguard privacy. […]

Health Inspectors’ Rights and Powers

A health and safety inspector has the right to enter your work premises at any time. Usually, they will be coming to carry out a health and safety inspection but can also be called upon to investigate an accident or other health and safety related incident that may have occurred on the premises. In the […]

Learning New Skills

Many people choose to go to work and earn money as opposed to opting for further full-time education and there are many valid reasons to choose either path. For those who place education first on their list of priorities they see a full-time commitment to pursuing additional qualifications as their best opportunity to ultimately find […]