HSE RSS feeds » MSD http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:32:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 RR1053 – Development of an intervention toolbox for common health problems in the workplace http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1053.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1053.htm#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:56:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50605 The aim of the research was to look at the feasibility of developing a toolbox for the management of common health problems in the workplace. Reliable and valid evidence identifies the two most common health problems at work as musculoskeletal disorders and psychological ill-health (stress, anxiety and depression).

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ULDs: Risk assessment of repetitive tasks – Buxton, 27 January 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-uld-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-uld-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks.htm#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:30:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50487 The course will benefit those already involved in workplace MSD risk management (e.g. manual handling risk assessments) who wish to expand their knowledge on the topic of upper limb disorders.

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Manual handling for assessors – Buxton, 26 January 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors.htm#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:10:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50478 This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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Display screen equipment (DSE) risk management – Buxton, 21 January 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management.htm#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:20:47 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50431 Course covers the key elements for office DSE risk assessment and management and provides the information and techniques required to enable anyone to become a DSE assessor.

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Manual Handling for Assessors – London, 2 December 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors.htm#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:35:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50089 This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation. It is suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies.

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Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management – London, 1 December 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management-london.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management-london.htm#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:20:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50082 This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments. The course covers the key elements for office DSE risk assessment and management and provides the information and techniques required to become a DSE assessor.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:00:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49939 The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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INDG438 – Assessment of repetitive tasks of the upper limbs (the ART tool) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg438.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg438.htm#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:24:58 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49816 The assessment of repetitive tasks (ART) tool is designed to help you risk assess tasks that require repetitive moving of the upper limbs (arms and hands). It helps you assess some of the common risk factors in repetitive work that contribute to the development of upper limb disorders (ULDs).

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INDG439 – Reducing manual handling risks in carpet retail (rev1) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg439.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg439.htm#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:15:20 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49814

This guidance is about the risk of manual handling injury in carpet retail. It is aimed at manufacturers, delivery staff and carpet retailers. It outlines the legal requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and includes information on the most common manual handling risks when moving carpets. 

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INDG470 – Handling newspaper and magazine bundles http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg470.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg470.htm#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:00:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49812 This leaflet is aimed at employers and others involved in the production and distribution of newspaper and magazine bundles and includes advice for newsagents. It includes guidance on the task, the load, the working environment and individual capability as well as specific advice on loading vehicles, moving loads and making up orders.

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Manual Handling for Assessors – Buxton (HSL), 4 November 2015 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/manual-handling-for-assessors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/manual-handling-for-assessors#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:05:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49655 The course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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Upper limb disorders: risk assessment of repetitive tasks – Buxton (HSL), 5 November 2015 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/upper-limb-disorders-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/upper-limb-disorders-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:55:06 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49666 To support employers, health and safety professionals and inspectors with risk assessing repetitive work, the Health and Safety Laboratory and Health and Safety Executive have developed the Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART) tool. This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the tool to help recognise and reduce upper limb disorder risks.

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Ergonomics – HSL Buxton, 28 September-2 October 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-ergonomics.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-ergonomics.htm#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:00:02 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49459 This five-day course provides the ergonomics theory and techniques used to maximize the design of the tools, tasks and workplaces for improved comfort, safety and performance of the workforce. The techniques cover both the physical and psychosocial aspects of a workplace design, following relevant HSE guidance and approaches to assess and reduce risks.

 

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Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management – London, 23 September 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management.htm#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:30:33 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49290 This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments.

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Manual Handling for Assessors – London, 22 September 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors.htm#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:00:33 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49226 This HSL run course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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Variable Manual Handling Assessment Chart (V-MAC) Tool http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/mac/vmac/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/mac/vmac/index.htm#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:00:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49015 The V-MAC is a new online tool, to be used with the MAC tool, to assess manual handling operations where the load weights are variable. It is best suited for order picking and distribution systems which can automatically generate the data for importing into the V-MAC.

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ULDs Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks – HSL Buxton, 22 July 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-uld-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-uld-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks.htm#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:00:49 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48770 This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the ART tool to help recognise, assess, and reduce upper limb disorder risks in your organisation.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app http://rnfdigital.com/sme-safety-wizard-app-launched/ http://rnfdigital.com/sme-safety-wizard-app-launched/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:00:02 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47697 A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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RR1026 – Validation of the HSE manual handling assessment charts as predictors of work-related low back pain http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1026.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1026.htm#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:00:16 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47136 The aim of this research was to ascertain whether HSE’s ‘Manual handling Assessment Charts’ (MAC tool) could be used to predict workers losing time from work due to low back pain.

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Upper Limb Disorders: Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks – London, 10 December 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-uld-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-uld-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks.htm#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:00:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46685 This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the ART tool to help recognise, assess, and reduce upper limb disorder risks in your organisation.

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