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  • Working With Asthma Causing Agents
    to pay you some compensation for the loss of your job and you may be eligible for a small amount of compensation from the Benefits Agency You might also want to consider legal action against your employer in certain circumstances and can find out more about this from the Citizens Advice Bureau What Causes Occupational Asthma The list of agents which are capable of causing occupational asthma is already long and growing all the time as a result of new research The condition could be caused by common factors such as dust fumes or certain gases but there are many others which affect people in a huge range of occupations including Bakers Animal handlers Furniture restorers Hairdressers Nurses Welders Electronics workers Regulations governing materials which are hazardous to health COSHH regulations stipulate that employers must ensure that all equipment controls are kept in good condition There should be supervision of certain tasks or equipment use exhaust ventilation systems must be in good working order and employees at risk should wear protective gloves If you begin working for a company where you might be exposed to hazardous substances you should be asked to fill in a questionnaire when you start work relating to any asthma or breathing problems in the past and your employer should check again in a reasonable amount of time that no symptoms of asthma have appeared In some cases the use of a face mask or breathing equipment may be advised by HSE and employers must always ensure that the correct ventilation is installed and working properly Common Substances Can be the Culprit Substances which can cause asthma do not need to be unusual or regarded as toxic or poisonous Many people working with wood such as joiners are at risk from wood dust shavings laboratory staff are at risk from the ingredients in certain drugs and those working with food could be affected by flour dust Certain paints common cleaning products and manufacturing processes can also lead to illness People who don t usually work with any substance likely to cause asthma should ensure that they always read the label when dealing with a new substance Often packaging for a substance will highlight the potential for harm if inhaled Always ensure that you wear the recommended protective clothing or mask Next Page You might also like Working With Dust Safe Chemical Manufacture Storage Working With Explosives Working With Biocides What You Need to Know About Working With Asbestos 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

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  • Working With Biocides
    will advise you of ways you can dispose of biocides safely and how to wash out any containers afterwards Further details are also available in the Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products Biocides and Your Health Many biocides products contain chemicals formaldehyde being just one example and there are other ingredients which can cause skin disorders respiratory problems and various types of cancer That s why it s necessary to follow strict regulations with regards to working with biocides and to things like ensuring that there is adequate ventilation that workers are given the right protective clothing and that they are trained and fully competent to work in this field The two main pieces of legislation which cover this are the Biocidal Products Regulations in the UK BPR and Europe also has its own directive of which we are also subject to which is called the European Biocidal Products Directive BPD Many people who work with biocides only begin to suffer symptoms of potential illnesses which may have been caused by the incorrect management of exposure to biocides many years later in life In order to reduce the risks companies must ensure that they take full responsibility in minimising possible health problems by offering regular medical checks maintaining equipment providing protective clothing and suitable ventilation If you feel your health is at risk is being compromised or you feel that you are suffering health problems as a direct consequence of working with biocides you should contact the HSE for more advice Previous Page Next Page You might also like Working With Asthma Causing Agents Working With Dust Safe Chemical Manufacture Storage Working With Explosives What You Need to Know About Working With Asbestos 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

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  • Working With Dust
    the Hazard Once information is gathered about the type of dust and the nature of exposure to the dust control measures can be considered Eliminating the hazard is the best method of control However this is not always practical because it may involve discontinuing a process or operation Substitution is the next best method of control This involves using a different substance or material to do the same job For example the dust from red wood is known to be carcinogenic but white wood presents much less risk Containment of the process is a good idea because it helps to prevent the general workplace becoming contaminated Improving maintenance of plant and equipment can significantly reduce the amount of dust that is expelled into the environment Methods of work can help to reduce the level of dust that escapes into the environment By providing training for employees on how to handle dust producing equipment a greater awareness of the hazards and risks can be appreciated Simple changes to working methods can help to increase workplace cleanliness Ventilation control is often the last resort when it comes to reducing dust in the working environment Special systems called Local Exhaust Ventilation LEV use extractor fans to raise dusts into ducting Usually ducts lead to collection bags where the dust can be removed for proper disposal It is important to remember that although dust in the workplace can be a hazard dust escaping into the atmosphere can also present problems It is a legal offence to pollute the environment and dust is classed as a pollutant So regardless of the control measures that are employed it is vital to ensure that nothing escapes from the working premises Next Page You might also like Working With Asthma Causing Agents Safe Chemical Manufacture Storage Working With Explosives Working With Biocides What You Need to Know About Working With Asbestos Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice i work in a warehouse at night 2100hrs to 0500hrs During the day at least 120 movements of diesal transit vans and lorries use the warehouse for loading of goods I have just had week off work with a severe chest infection I believe this was mainly caused by the carbon dust in the air as we handle about 12 000 parcels during the night These parcels are placed on the floor stirring up unseen dust I have shown my management and HR a phiall of dust i brushed off the pipes but nothing seems to be done What is my next step Ray coco 19 May 15 3 56 PM Thank you I have a question If a person has allergies what is the recommended amount of dusting of surfaces vacuuming and shampooing of carpet and inspection and cleaning of air vents at the work place The work space and cubicle is a small to medium area Sandra 10 Oct 14 6 47 PM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Title Miss Ms Mrs

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  • Working With Explosives
    be used within any military commercial or leisure establishment These include Ammunition Detonators Propellants Blasting explosives Fuses Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices COER states that anyone wanting to store such explosives must be issued with an Explosives Certificate These can be obtained from the police Individuals or companies wishing to obtain one of these needs to ensure that accurate and updated records are kept of the explosives which are being stored and that you must immediately inform the police of any theft or loss of explosives Anybody who has been imprisoned for certain offences is not permitted to keep control or handle explosives or certain other substances which could be used to manufacture explosives COER must also be adhered to in conjunction with the Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 1995 as it was amended from the original 1991 legislation Other Safety Precautions The HSE have published risk assessment checklists with regards to the manufacture and storage of explosives but other issues that need to be taken into account are the correct procedure for the disposal of explosives and the proper decontamination of any explosive contaminated items With regards to supervision workers between 16 and 18 must always be supervised if their job entails the manufacture and storage of explosives and of paramount importance are the people who come to a visit a site It is an offence to enter a licensed and registered explosives facility without the express permission of the licensed owner and to refuse to leave if asked to do so Previous Page Next Page You might also like Working With Asthma Causing Agents Working With Dust Safe Chemical Manufacture Storage Working With Biocides What You Need to Know About Working With Asbestos Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why is lightning dangerous when working with explosives scott 25 May 15 5 56 PM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice 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

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  • Dealing with Patient Violence in Hospitals
    diffuse a potentially hostile situation and to de escalate any potential incidents before they occur What if That Fails Taking the heat out of a potentially violent situation is always going to be the first option a staff member will use but physical restraint the use of rapid tranquillisation and removing the offender into a secure area of seclusion are also options that can be used if all else fails Of course hospitals will have security staff that they can also call upon if a situation gets beyond reasonable control and can also resort to calling the police if necessary Major Reasons Why Violent Attacks Occur Although a person can become violent for a whole host of reasons hospital staff will have received training in how to spot the most likely situations where violence might manifest itself These can include Patients who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol especially within the accident and emergency department Those suffering from head injuries Those trying to come off drugs alcohol and who may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms In patients who may be suffering from dementia or a psychiatric problem which causes them to either become confused or where their perception of reality can sometimes become distorted Those with poor communication skills Frustration with delays prolonged waiting times The fact of the matter is however that hospital staff should not have to tolerate any violence or the threat of violence at work and both patients and visitors to hospitals should be clearly left in no doubt about the likelihood of facing criminal charges should they commit or threaten any acts of violence whether physical or verbal on any member of staff Previous Page You might also like Staying Safe When Working in the Community How to Ensure Your Personal Safety as a Taxi Driver Staying Safe When Working Behind a Counter Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice i work as a care assistant in a home for elderly dementia and alzheimer sufferers what should my employers be doing to ensure our health when we are attacked by patients do we have any rights in way of removing ourselves from situation and taking stress breaks i work 12 hour shifts mol 6 Oct 14 5 25 PM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice 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

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  • How to Ensure Your Personal Safety as a Taxi Driver
    to refuse to pick up any passenger if you feel their behaviour or demeanour is likely to cause you problems Of course you ll not always be able to tell that in advance so it is very much a judgement call on a taxi driver s behalf Do Not Fight Back if Threatened A taxicab may well represent your livelihood but you should not put yourself in any risk if you are threatened with violence Criminals have been known to use knives CS spray syringes and even guns when carrying out armed robberies of taxi drivers so it s not worth the risk to fight back Simply hand over any takings and leave it to the police to do the detective work Always Stay With the Taxi Even if a passenger runs off without paying you should always stay with your taxi Leaving the taxi puts both you and the taxi in a more vulnerable position and by staying with the cab you can at least call for assistance should an incident occur as well as it offering you a place of safety away from potential violence Other Useful Tips and Equipment There are many other things you can do as a taxi driver to ensure your personal safety and prevent abuse Door handles can be modified so that they can only be opened from the inside and deadlocks can be fitted which can be activated in areas known for violence You can have CCTV fitted in your cab and use plastic partitioned glass to separate you from the passenger area with lockable sliding screens through which fares and change can be exchanged although if you adopt this practice make sure the screen is not directly located behind the driver s head There are also all kinds of sophisticated radio and communications devices which can alert those at base of any problems you re experiencing as well as base being able to keep you informed about potential trouble in a particular area for example Ultimately it will be for you as a taxi driver to decide what times of the day or night you wish to work and what geographical locations you re prepared to work in Next Page You might also like Staying Safe When Working in the Community Staying Safe When Working Behind a Counter Dealing with Patient Violence in Hospitals Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Is a minicab driver advised to use rear door child locks carrying either kids or adults kiddynet 6 Nov 12 7 54 PM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice 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

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  • Staying Safe When Working Behind a Counter
    carrying Such is the shock of a sudden attack of this nature that it s difficult to remain calm but even though you re going to be scared it s important to try to hold yourself together not to panic and to do exactly as the robbers ask you to do The more compliant you are the less likely it will be that you ll be physically harmed and the ordeal is likely to be over as quickly as possible After a Robbery Attempt Once the robbers have left the shop you should lock up the shop and call the police immediately Apart from the police you should refrain from allowing anybody else to enter the premises until after the police have arrived This is now a crime scene after all Therefore you should try to keep the scene as uncontaminated as possible in terms of not moving or touching anything in and around the crime scene at the risk of disturbing any potential evidence such as fingerprints and any other forensic material Where possible try to recall as many physical details as you can about the attackers e g what they were wearing height build any noticeable facial features the description and perhaps even the registration of any vehicle they may have used to make a getaway and their escape route Obviously such will have been your fear at the time of the attack that you may not be able to recall all of these details but the more information you re able to give to the police the more likely the attackers will be caught Prevention In some instances preventing such an attack if a perpetrator is determined to target your store can be quite difficult but having deterrents and other plans in place can often put off an attacker CCTV is the most obvious deterrent as well as carefully concealed panic buttons behind the counter which can alert police and or members of staff in other areas of the building instantly to a robbery attempt Using special code words only familiar to other staff members in terms of them meaning there s the likelihood of an attack can often help others working in the store to alert the police which could speed up the police s arrival Panic alarms and having good lighting and strategically placed counters which are visible to passers by on the street are also good deterrents Fundamentally however the main thing is to comply with the attackers and give them what they want in order to minimise the risk of being physically harmed Previous Page Next Page You might also like Staying Safe When Working in the Community How to Ensure Your Personal Safety as a Taxi Driver Dealing with Patient Violence in Hospitals 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

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  • Staying Safe When Working in the Community
    They can also encounter intimidation in many other forms Health Safety Training All workers who work in the community receive full and comprehensive safety training and back up support You are trained in all aspects of personal safety such as prevention and response techniques when encountering an aggressive situation Therefore issues like de escalation physical restraint and breakaway technique are just some of the safety issues covered You are trained in understanding the importance of incident reporting as well as how back up support from the police works as many areas where care in the community is provided will require collaboration between the local authority and the local police force Lone workers receive additional occupational health and safety training and may also be given additional security devices such as panic alarms mobile phones with satellite positioning and there are other procedures in place to help all workers out there who are doing a job in the community to stay safe These might include in and out boards to keep track of staff movements and records will also be kept of a worker s car registration number their photograph home phone numbers and details of their next of kin for example which will help the police if staff do not return when expected If you re usually employed as a lone worker you ll also often be accompanied by a colleague in certain instances when you are working in certain areas at night Health and safety procedures are very carefully thought through and planned in this type of work and this has resulted in increased awareness and confidence on behalf of the workers themselves who feel more empowered and able to get on with the job in hand Next Page You might also like How to Ensure Your Personal Safety as a Taxi Driver Staying Safe When Working Behind a Counter Dealing with Patient Violence in Hospitals 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

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