This report describes an investigation in to the test code for declaration of vibration emission of electrically powered hammers.
RR870 – Good control practice for workers’ exposure to gases in landfill – Sampling and measurement report
This project gathered information on the potential exposure of workers’ to gases in landfill, to provide evidence to develop guidance on good practice for the control of exposure.
This study was concerned with examining health and safety issues in public sector construction procurement.
This research evaluated the effectiveness of safety nets, as used in the UK, to identify the risk (if any) of premature failure.
RR869 – Improving the diagnostic criteria for work-related upper limb disorders for use in prevention and patient care
Musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb (ULDs) may be caused or aggravated by work, and may limit capacity to work. However, their optimal classification remains controversial, with substantial disagreement among experts.
This report seeks to give an overview of current practice, legislation and guidance and identify the problems associated with transporting roll cages.
These reviews are designed to provide an independent, though time-limited, view of the work of HSL. The second review of four is now available.
RR840 – Optimum test conditions and variability of otoacoustic emission testing in individuals with normal hearing
This study investigates issues important for the potential usefulness and practical application of OAE testing within an occupational health surveillance programme.
This report describes the plan developed for the evaluation of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007), the findings from the pilot of the evaluation plan and options for a full evaluation of CDM 2007.
RR846 – Research into the effectiveness of safety bar devices fitted to satellite arm bale wrapping machines
This work identified a wide range of satellite arm bale wrappers available within the UK. Testing of these wrappers indicated that, as supplied, a large proportion of these wrappers have safety bar devices that do not perform in the manner desired.
RR743 – Exercises to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort for people doing a range of static and repetitive work
Previous research has recognised exercise as an intervention that may be effective in reducing the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) amongst the workforce.
This report presents the findings of a qualitative evaluation that was carried out to address the supply chain model in construction.
An update (1996/97 to 2008/09p) – This report analyses RIDDOR based electricity-related accidents covering all industries.
RR831 – Evaluation of tensioned and non-tensioned long tendon reinforcement in UK deep mining conditions
A research programme has been carried out by RMT in support of the revision of Part 2 of the British Standard for strata reinforcement components in coal mines.
RR833 – The joint effect of asbestos exposure and smoking on the risk of lung cancer mortality for asbestos workers (1971-2005)
Report investigating if asbestos exposure increased lung cancer mortality risk in never smokers.
Research report on the prevention of low probability but high-consequence safety hazards in the construction industry.
Demographic trends indicate that the make up of the labour force in the UK (and other developed countries) is changing. Update on research in this area.
Research to review the effectiveness of interventions (past and present) with respect to their impact upon the use of and exposure to carcinogens and carcinogenic processes
Three minor amendments have been made to the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000.
This research investigated whether changing the ingredients of bakery improvers would decrease their dustiness and