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Offshore Oil and Gas Industry – KP3 Review

The dangers of working in the offshore oil and gas industry are among the most serious imaginable. They include explosions, fire, suffocation from gas, and failure of the drilling structures. In the UK, there are more than 25,000 people working on 300 or so offshore installations. These dangers put them all at risk. Health and […]

Smoking Ban and the Workplace

From July 1 2007, it is now illegal to smoke in the workplace in England, as part of new government legislation which was passed in the Health Act 2006. The ban applies to all workplaces and public places, public transport, work vehicles, restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, shopping centres and offices. It is therefore imperative to […]

Questionnaire: Can You Prevent a Workplace Accident?

Are you the sort of person who can prevent a workplace accident? The question is not as straightforward as it may seem. Most will answer ‘Yes, of course I can’. The reality, however, is that some people aren’t aware of how an accident can occur. Use this questionnaire to test your ability to prevent a […]

Hazards Faced by Fairground Workers

A fairground, whether travelling or static, has health and safety hazards. HSE (Health and Safety Executive) works with the Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) on fairgrounds and amusement parks to help ensure these hazards do not put the lives of fairground workers at risk. Legal Position The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 contains […]

Safe Working With GMOS (Genetically Modified Organisms)

GMOs are genetically modified organisms. Scientists use them in biotechnology facilities and research laboratories. Genetic modification involves the alteration of the genetic material of an animal, plant or micro-organism. Among the latter are fungi, parasites, viruses and bacteria. In a standard GMO process, a scientist removes DNA from an organism. The scientist then manipulates the […]

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

Most of us know that asbestos is dangerous, but just how dangerous? Asbestos fibres are very light and float in the air. If you breathe these in, they can cause asbestos-related cancer of the lungs and chest lining (called mesothelioma). There is usually a long delay between first exposure and the onset of the disease, […]

Internet and Email Policy

Most businesses will use the Internet and e-mail every day in the general running of the business. Whether this is just internally or externally contacting customers and dealing with suppliers etc. Why Have a Policy? The purpose of implementing Internet and e-mail policies at work is to ensure that employees understand the way in which […]