HSE RSS feeds » MSD http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:03:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 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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Manual Handling for Assessors – London, 9 December 2014 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, 11 Nov 2014 15:00:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46683 This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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RR998 – Further work for the development of an inspection tool for risk assessment of pushing and pulling force exertion http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr998.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr998.htm#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45440 This work was commissioned to examine more closely the nature of the forces exerted during manual pushing and pulling operations and to provide a pushing and pulling risk assessment tool that aids identification of key workplace risk factors and measures for control of the risks that they present.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/hse-riddor-reporting-changes/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/hse-riddor-reporting-changes/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:20:31 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=42892 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Upper Limb Disorder – Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks, London, 4 December 2013 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, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=42887 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. The course is targeted at organisations that carry out some manual production, processing, packaging, packing, and sorting activities.

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Managing upper limb disorders in your business: A brief guide for employers http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg171.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg171.htm#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:00:39 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=42356 This revised leaflet is aimed at employers and managers in small businesses. It explains what upper limb disorders are, their symptoms, how to manage the risks around them and what employers can do to help their employees.

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Managing for health and safety http://www.hse.gov.uk/managing/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/managing/index.htm#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:00:27 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=42349 HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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56th NW Safety Conference and Exhibition – Barton 18 September 2013 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/nwra.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/nwra.htm#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:30:11 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=41726 56th North West Safety Conference and Exhibition ‘Live and Not Die’ – Towards a Healthier Working Environment. Subjects covered will be Health Surveillance, Skin, Breathing, Musculoskeletal issues, a General Physicians aspect and Legal Issues. Barton Nr.Preston, 18 September 2013

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Health and safety statistics 2011/12 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:30:57 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=36907 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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RR939 – An investigation into mechanical aids and automation for reducing the risks of repetitive handling tasks involving the upper limbs http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr939.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr939.htm#comments Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:45:10 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=35338 The aim of the research is to review current literature on mechanical handling aids and automated systems that reduce musculoskeletal injury risks for the upper limbs as well as commercially available products. The objectives of this research were to: undertake a literature review to identify if there is any guidance or information currently available in the UK and elsewhere about reducing upper limb injury risk by mechanisation and automation; identify what mechanisation and automation products are commercially available to reduce the risks of musculoskeletal injuries for the upper limbs; and identify the benefits and limitations of using the equipment identified based on real-world examples where possible.

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Surface engineering – what is it? http://www.hse.gov.uk/surfaceengineering/what-is.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/surfaceengineering/what-is.htm#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2012 07:30:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=34083 Surface engineering refers to a wide range of technologies designed to modify the surface properties of components for decorative and/or functional purposes.

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Air transport – Managing key risks http://www.hse.gov.uk/airtransport/topics/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/airtransport/topics/index.htm#comments Thu, 24 May 2012 07:35:02 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=33888 How to manage the risks from: Aircraft turnaround, assisting disabled passengers, baggage handling, musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Working at height.

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Musculoskeletal Disorders eBulletin – Free subscription http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/subscribe.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/subscribe.htm#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:30:33 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=32038 Subscribe to musculoskeletal disorders email eBulletin for free regular email news and updates via email.

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RR901 – Prospective evaluation of the 1991 NIOSH Lifting Equation http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr901.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr901.htm#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:00:03 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=31526 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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RR903 – Review on the validity and reliability of self-reported work-related illness http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr903.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr903.htm#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:45:44 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=31309 Self-report is an efficient and accepted means of assessing population characteristics, risk factors, and diseases and is frequently used in occupational health studies.

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MSDs – Your questions answered http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/faq.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/faq.htm#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2011 07:30:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=29201 Some of the most common musculoskeletal disorder related health and safety questions.

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