Noise at work Noise at work is an important area of focus for health and safety. Excessive noise at work can cause health conditions and seriously affect peoples’ way of life. It is, therefore, important for employers to seriously consider the effect of excessive noise in the workplace, and take steps to prevent their employees. 

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Inadequate training leads to £10k fine  Key Facts: An HSE investigation was launched after a worker’s hand was crushed by a pressure beam at a Birmingham factory. The worker was unable to work for over 3 months after the incident. Inadequate training and a failure to appropriately manage the site maintenance programme were at the

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The benefits of good health and safety We often talk about the importance of good workplace health and safety, and the far-reaching benefits of encouraging a positive health and safety culture. So we thought today, we’d have a look at what exactly those benefits are, and why health and safety should be an important aspect

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Suspended jail sentence over asbestos exposure Key Facts: An HSE investigation was launched following asbestos exposure during works to remove asbestos insulting board from a residential property. A Leeds trader undertook the work, with the assistance of two workers, despite not holding the relevant legal license required for the work. The HSE said ‘It would

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Changes to labels on chemical packaging (CLP Regulations) In this article, we’re looking at the recent changes to labels on chemical packaging. The CLP Regulation, which deals with classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, came into force in January 2009.  CLP adopts the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS) on the classification and

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