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  • Infections at Work
    of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 COSHH and covers any micro organism which could cause infection allergy toxicity or any other danger to human health There are many biological agents which make up a list drawn up within the regulations and they are each classified into one of 4 hazardous groups with HG4 being the most hazardous On the basis of each of the four groupings there are then appropriate regulations and guidelines which must be adhered to in terms of their control and containment Other Legislative Measures In addition to COSHH there is also other health and safety legislation in place when it comes to infections and working with or coming into contact with potentially harmful micro organisms or biological agents in areas such as working with genetically modified organisms legislation with regards to cooling towers and evaporative condensers anthrax prevention and the transportation of dangerous and infectious micro organisms In addition to the Department of Health who are specifically responsible for infectious diseases other bodies are also involved in administering and enforcing health and safety regulations relating to infection such as the Food Standards Agency which deals with food and kitchen hygiene and food poisoning where the law is policed by environmental health officers The Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs DEFRA is responsible for infectious animal diseases such as bird flu and foot and mouth disease which have both hit the headlines over recent years Previous Page Next Page You might also like The Health Risks of Shift Work What to Expect When the Health Safety Inspector Calls Coping With Workplace Stress Food Hygiene The Law Hospital Acquired Infections MRSA Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so worried in case 15 February 2016 emma Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches I work in a nursery

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  • Legionnaire's Disease Danger in the Workplace
    must comply with stringent health and safety regulations Taking preliminary action such as ensuring that pipes are kept as short as possible to reduce the opportunity for water to stagnate in the system is one way of minimising the risk and other methods include using biocides in the likes of cooling towers and even UV irradiation and there are several other methods of alleviating the problem too Symptoms The symptoms of Legionnaire s Disease are often similar to those you might experience if you had the flu and include things like feeling feverish and then experiencing shivers muscle pain cough diarrhoea and headache etc And if you re in a high risk category this can lead on to pneumonia and you may also experience signs of mental confusion What to do if You Suspect You ve Contracted Legionnaire s Disease The illness is treated by an antibiotic called erythromycin or one of a similar kind Because of its similarities to flu it s not always that easy to diagnose but a urine or blood test from your GP should be helpful in identifying it If you suspect that you may be experiencing these symptoms as a result of your work you must report this to your health and safety manager The company has a legal responsibility to report this on to the Health and Safety Executive who will carry out further investigations at your company premises Previous Page Next Page You might also like The Health Risks of Shift Work What to Expect When the Health Safety Inspector Calls Coping With Workplace Stress Food Hygiene The Law Hospital Acquired Infections MRSA Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so worried in case 15 February 2016 emma Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches I work in a nursery which has a cook who

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  • Occupational Asthma-Causes & Prevention
    from work for some time it s important that you see your GP who might then have to refer you on to a specialist Further Action If medical opinion tends to agree that your work has contributed to the worsening of your condition this should be recorded in your workplace s accident book and you should inform your manager your safety representative and your union representative if you have one Many people choose to stay on with their employer once certain modifications have been made by the company to eliminate or at least take steps to minimise the causes of the problem but it is possible for you to seek compensation from your employer by making a claim for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit from your local Benefits Agency although you should seek advice before going down this route to ensure that you have a valid claim and that your employer has failed to rectify the problem If you do pursue a compensation claim however it s important you make that as soon as possible as it will only be backdated to the date you made the claim and not the date when you discovered that you might be suffering from occupational asthma The HSE Health Safety Executive is a good place to find out more information about how to prevent occupational asthma and if you are an employer it also has a team of Medical Inspectors who can visit your workplace and offer you sound advice on how to help prevent it in order to ensure that you as an employer keep on the right side of the law Your local authority s Environment Health Department will also be able to offer advice with regard to this matter Previous Page You might also like The Health Risks of Shift Work What to Expect When the Health Safety Inspector Calls Coping With Workplace Stress Food Hygiene The Law Hospital Acquired Infections MRSA Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My

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  • What to Expect When the Health & Safety Inspector Calls
    or rules The inspector will explain what action needs to be taken and you can ask them to send you written confirmation of their advice Improvement Notice An Improvement Notice may be served for more serious breaches and it will spell out in detail what action needs to be taken and why If an employer does not comply within a stated stated time period the inspector can begin legal action so make sure that you give the notice urgent attention Often you will have been given a chance to discuss the notice with the inspector prior to it being served and if you think it will be difficult to comply with any action or to have things resolved within the time given you should discuss this at the time Don t wait until the time period has expired and then hope to simply explain that it wasn t possible to comply Prohibition Notice A Prohibition Notice will be served if an inspector finds any activity which could or has led to serious personal injury The notice will either demand that the activity ceases immediately or at a specific time You will be told about any right to appeal against the notice Prosecution Finally prosecution is always a possibility The Enforcement Policy Statement provides guidance on when and why prosecutions should be taken Fines for non compliance with HSE notices can be hefty up to 20 000 for failing to act within the specified time period In some circumstances you could even face imprisonment so if you are served with a notice it is not to be taken lightly Right of Appeal In less serious cases you will usually be given at least 21 days to take remedial action or to appeal to a tribunal You will be given information about how to appeal and the time frame for any appeal If at any time you do not feel that an HSE inspector has properly followed procedures you can make a complaint to his or her manager This complaint procedure also applies to health and safety inspectors from the local council who undertake a lot of work on behalf of HSE Next Page You might also like The Health Risks of Shift Work Coping With Workplace Stress Food Hygiene The Law Hospital Acquired Infections MRSA Farming Foot Mouth Disease Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information

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  • Construction Site Safety
    daily and are in full working order Noise Noise can be excessive with all the various machinery in operation but site managers can often reduce this by sequencing the order of machinery operations to minimise the number of workers exposed to noise simultaneously and of course proper ear defenders in the form of ear muffs or plugs should be worn The list of potential dangers on a construction site is almost endless Other areas which need to be risk assessed and have proper provisions put in place are likely to include checking for asbestos and checking for any locations of underground cables so that any digging is safe Making sure that proper safety procedures are in place when undertaking roof work is also a must there will be many more and it s crucial that site managers and safety officers ensure that no health and safety issue has been overlooked before any work commences and this also needs to incorporate contractors who may also be working on the site Next Page You might also like How to Transport Cash and Valuables Safely Landfill Waste Management Safety Safety in Nuclear Power Plants Safety When Working in Mines Dock Workers Safety Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment Chalkie you could either complain directly to the client as they are are liable to ensure such protective measures You could mention it to building control Or if you would like to take it further then you can take it to the NHBC for advice as it is the is the UK s leading standard setting body and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes Link here Whatever you do it is wise that you make sure this is addressed as it could be extremely dangerous I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 7 Jan 15 2 25 PM i worked for a sub contracter painter on new build flats He was supposed to supply us with fire resistant paint to coat the exterior steelwork but instead used a cheap undercoat thinned with turps We were instructed not to tell anyone what we were doing and he even supplied us with empty tins of the fire retardant paint and told us to fill it with the cheap undercoat there ae 5 blocks of flats that have been built and none of them has any of the stipulated fire retardant paint on the steelwork To whom do ireport this serious matter to as I now realise that lives could be at risk chalkie 2 Jan 15 12 58 AM Please send me the latest safety guides to help with my plastering and rendering company Thank you Kimberley Plastering 26 Jul 14 10 46 AM I am a safety advisor in construction company Can you send safety notes news through mail Regards ali 10 Jan 14 4 01 AM Please kindly update me with Health safety and Environment on a construction site Am a First aider and a safety officer in a

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  • Dock Workers Safety
    of the Department for Transport is responsible for investigating any accidents which may occur onboard a vessel and the subsequent reporting of that alongside any recommendations that they make which are aimed at preventing the reoccurrence of such accidents in the future Dock Workers Dock based workers whose duties are carried out either onshore or onboard the ships themselves are covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Docks Regulations and any incidents are investigated by the HSE Other Health and Safety Issues The HSE is also responsible for issuing approval for the likes of companies who are involved in the construction and maintenance of freight containers as well as the access to and loading and unloading from fishing vessels and the management and operations of fish farms although the actual onboard safety of the fishing vessels themselves comes under the jurisdiction of the MCA Local authorities also have a role to play in ensuring that certain activities on or adjacent to docks are fully compliant with health and safety regulations This can incorporate work within nearby office buildings including offices on board vessels which are permanently moored as well as any leisure related activities which might include boat hire water sports nearby pubs and restaurants as well as the likes of museums and theatres which can often be found close to waterside developments these days Previous Page Next Page You might also like How to Transport Cash and Valuables Safely Construction Site Safety Landfill Waste Management Safety Safety in Nuclear Power Plants Safety When Working in Mines Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so worried in case 15 February 2016 emma Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches I work in a nursery which has a cook who works mornings In the afternoons the staff prepare the 12

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  • How to Transport Cash and Valuables Safely
    of cash you carry on each trip People carrying larger amounts of cash are more attractive to criminals They may stand inside the bank to get an idea of how much cash you usually carry Bank only during good daylight hours if possible Darkness always increases the risk of attack If you think someone is following you pull over to the side of the road to see if they drive on When walking watch in the windows of shops you pass to see if the same person is behind you for a long time If you re on foot and suspect you are being followed walk into any open business premises to see if the person behind carries on walking and obviously be on your guard if you see someone in a motorcycle helmet or wearing headgear which obscures their face Most importantly NEVER try to resist or take on a robber Just because you can t see a weapon doesn t mean that he isn t carrying one It s never worth risking your life to protect cash or property Remember that a robber might be very nervous unpredictable or high on drink or drugs Don t do anything to anger or upset him Hand over the cash calmly if he demands it If a robber simply runs up and grabs the bag don t try to hang onto it Let go immediately You will obviously be left very shaken by any robbery attempt but if possible try to make a mental note of anything that could identify him and write it down as soon as possible Memory can play tricks on you particularly at stressful or frightening moments You can assess an attacker s height against a window door or street sign as he runs away so that the height you give to police is accurate Next Page You might also like Construction Site Safety Landfill Waste Management Safety Safety in Nuclear Power Plants Safety When Working in Mines Dock Workers Safety Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on

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  • Landfill & Waste Management Safety
    towards making their working environments even safer Incidents involving vehicles can be greatly reduced by eliminating or keeping reversing manoeuvres to a minimum and it goes without saying that adopting safe procedures including the correct use of warning lights mirrors and alarms on refuse collection vehicles together with the use of CCTV and radio communication on mechanical diggers on landfill sites which gives the driver good all round vision and the ability to communicate with those working at ground level have all had a dramatic impact upon reducing the number of accidents and injuries that occur Personal protective equipment such as cut resistant and high visibility clothing face masks safety goggles and ear muffs have also helped in this regard alongside more thorough risk assessment and better provisions for the training and competency of staff as the industry has evolved and continues to do so over the preceding years The Future As more automation is introduced to deal with landfill and waste management including things like managing hazardous waste the number of incidents of fatalities and injuries should be reduced There is also increased competition in the number of private sector companies entering the market so in order to attract the most professional and skilled workers and to retain them companies are going to have to place an even greater emphasis on safety and training and it could be a case of those who might be looking to enter the industry will put those issues to the fore when it comes to choosing the company they d like to work for Both DEFRA and the HSE have further information on landfill and waste management safety for those who may want to find out more Previous Page Next Page You might also like How to Transport Cash and Valuables Safely Construction Site Safety Safety in Nuclear Power Plants Safety When Working in Mines Dock Workers Safety Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the

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