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Category: Manual handling

Manual handling in the workplace

H&S Toolbox – Don’t feel pushed and pulled when it comes to manual handling

Monday, February 4, 2013

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries – visit the health and safety toolbox for straightforward advice.

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Suspended prison sentence for landscape gardener after death of worker

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Staffordshire landscape gardener has been given a suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community service, after a worker was killed by a falling gate post.

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New Office health and safety website

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The new updated ‘Office health and safety’ website is now live. This site guides employers and employees to information relating to health, safety and welfare in the office.

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Health and safety statistics 2011/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Latest release – health and safety statistics 2011/12 presenting the latest top level statistics on work-related ill health, workplace fatalities and injuries, and enforcement in Great Britain.

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Firm fined after granite slabs topple onto workers

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Bournemouth company has been fined after two workers were crushed by granite slabs they were trying to move.

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Brewer fined for ignoring safety warning

Monday, October 1, 2012

A microbrewery has been sentenced for failing to take sufficient action to prevent unsafe work at height and improve manual handling at its Marsh Gibbon production plant.

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Air transport FAQ: Getting started – What are the current load weight restrictions?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Guidance and current industry recommendations for airlines concerning weight restrictions, weighing and labelling of baggage.

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RR924 – Load security on double-deck trailers

Monday, July 16, 2012

This research has considered good practice in the safe use of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with more than one load bed and has identified measures that operators can take to reduce the risks inherent in using double-deck trailers.

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Company sentenced for storage failings after worker is killed by stone slabs

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An Essex granite manufacturer has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death by stone slabs weighing three tonnes.

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Catering and hospitality – Case studies

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

HSE case studies relevant to the catering and hospitality industry, subject areas include: Kitchen related accidents, Housekeeping and cleaning regimes, Specification of appropriate flooring, Manual handling and Dermatitis.

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Air transport – Managing key risks

Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to manage the risks from: Aircraft turnaround, assisting disabled passengers, baggage handling, musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Working at height.

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Woodworking – Health and safety in sawmills

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For many years, the sawmill industry had a poor safety record with very high rates of fatal and major accidents. Things are now much improved due to the combined efforts of industry, HSE and plant & equipment suppliers. However, sawmilling remains a high risk business with a major injury rate that is over two and […]

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Welding health and safety – The three most common types of accident

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Each year over 1000 work related accidents to welders are reported to the HSE, around 300 of these accidents will be classified as major injuries such as fractures and amputations. The three most common types of accidents reported are; Manual handling related, Slip and trips and Being hit by a moving or falling object.

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Woodworking health topics – Manual handling

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Most injuries in the woodworking and furniture industry are caused during manual handling activities.

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Frequently asked questions – RIDDOR, PPE, temperature at work…

Friday, March 9, 2012

This page provides answers to HSE’s commonly asked questions about health and safety,covering such topics as Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), Personal protective equipment, temperature at work…

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Printing industry: manual handling – what you need to know

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Manual handling activities such as lifting and carrying, pushing and pulling cause most injuries in the printing industry. The law requires employers to: Avoid manual handling where possible, assess the risks from manual handling, reduce the risk and provide training.

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RR901 – Prospective evaluation of the 1991 NIOSH Lifting Equation

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

An epidemiological prospective cohort study of the ability of the 1991 NIOSH Lifting Equation to predict loss of time from work due to low back pain (LBP) or to predict reports of LBP followed 515 industrial workers in jobs requiring manual handling for 18 months.

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Air transport case study – ExxonMobil hose-wrapping intervention to reduce pulling forces when refuelling aircraft

Monday, December 5, 2011

Employees engaged in aircraft refuelling operations are required to manually remove the refuelling hose from the rear of the fuelling truck. This case study describes the improvements made by ExxonMobil to reduce the manual handling risks.

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Case study – Bardsley Construction Ltd

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

When the culture of health and safety became Bardsley Construction’s number one concern, they set up a Health and Safety Consultation Committee and sought elected representatives of employee safety at site level to liaise with on-site workforce and management.

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RR894 – Hand-arm vibration of horticultural machinery Part 2

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In recent years there have been many cases of HAVS being reported for people who work in agriculture, horticulture and landscape gardening. The work described in this report assesses the standard test for hedge trimmers defined in BS EN ISO 10517:2009 for repeatability and ease of use and where possible for reproducibility.

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