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INDG478 – Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool

Thursday, September 8, 2016

This new tool is aimed at those responsible for health and safety in workplaces – employers, managers and safety representatives. It will help you identify high-risk pushing and pulling operations and check the effectiveness of any risk-reduction measures.

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L23 – Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – Guidance on Regulations (fourth edition)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The publication has been restructured into four parts, with the regulations and brief guidance in Part 1 and more detailed guidance to help carry out risk assessments and control risks in Parts 2-4. It explains how to avoid, assess and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.

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MS38 – Offshore first-aid qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore first-aid (OFA) courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of OFA training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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MS39 – Offshore medic qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore medic courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of offshore medic training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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Plastics industry – updated information sheets

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The plastics processing series of HSE information sheets have been revised and updated. They give advice on safe use of machinery, reducing hand knife injuries and controlling fume during plastics processing.

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PM38 – Selection and use of electric handlamps

Friday, December 18, 2015

This free guidance note is suitable for people working in a wide range of industries. It provides guidance on the selection of electric handlamps for different tasks and situations, and advice on how to use them safely. This edition updates references to further guidance.

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CAIS26 – Preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in commercial kitchens

Friday, December 4, 2015

The guidance is aimed specifically at employers who use solid fuel appliances such as tandoori ovens, charcoal grills and wood-fired pizza ovens in commercial kitchens.

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MA1 – The medical examination and assessment of commercial divers (rev4)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This revised publication is primarily for HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs) in performing fitness to dive medicals for the purposes of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. The document may also be of interest to commercial divers.

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MS37 – Handling cytotoxic drugs in isolators in NHS pharmacies

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This updated guidance is aimed at NHS pharmacies and licensed contractors. Isolators are a key control measure in preventing employee exposure to cytotoxic drugs, many of which are classified as hazardous to health and may also be carcinogens. They also protect the product from microbiological contamination during drug reconstitution.

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INDG438 – Assessment of repetitive tasks of the upper limbs (the ART tool)

Friday, October 16, 2015

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)

Friday, October 9, 2015

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

Friday, October 9, 2015

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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INDG249 – Controlling health risks from rosin (colophony)-based solder flux fume (rev1)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This document is primarily for employers but will also be useful to employees and h&s professionals. It gives advice and guidance on how to protect employees from the risk of ill health caused by rosin (colophony)-based solder flux fume at work. This version has been revised and updated with new imagery and clearer presentation.

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INDG248 – Solder fume and you: An employee’s guide (rev2)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This guidance is aimed at people who solder using rosin, specifically colophony-based solder flux, which can cause asthma and dermatitis. It has been revised and updated since the previous edition in 2002 with new imagery and clearer presentation.

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Waste10 – Petrol recovery from end-of-life vehicles (rev2)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This guidance is aimed at vehicle dismantlers, and it advises on the fire and explosion hazards from handling and storing recovered petrol and how to control the risks.

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INDG233 – Preventing contact dermatitis and urticaria at work (rev2)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This guidance is about preventing work related dermatitis and urticaria for employers and employee representatives. The leaflet explains what the law requires, and which jobs present most risk. The guidance has been simplified and streamlined in this revision.

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INDG411 – Need building work done? A short guide for clients on CDM 2015 (rev)

Friday, May 15, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone having maintenance, small-scale building work or other minor works carried out. As a client you have duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 – this leaflet explains what you need to do and points out where you can find out more.

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INDG477 – Storing and selling explosive shooting supplies

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells explosive shooting supplies. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also includes a helpful list of dos and don’ts for dutyholders.

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INDG476 – Storing and selling pyrotechnic articles safely

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells pyrotechnic articles. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also includes a helpful list of dos and don’ts for dutyholders.

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INDG266 – Are you involved in a diving project at work? (revised)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who is involved in a diving project and provides a simplified overview of a number of the main legal responsibilities that apply.

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