HSE RSS feeds » Free leaflet http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 INDG478 – Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg478.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg478.htm#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:28:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52236 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) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l23.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l23.htm#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:11:54 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52233 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS38.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS38.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:10:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51376 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS39.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS39.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:00:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51378 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/plasindx.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/plasindx.htm#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:00:13 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50548 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/pm38.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/pm38.htm#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:00:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50463 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cais26.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cais26.htm#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:15:47 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50296 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) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ma1.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ma1.htm#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:00:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50186 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ms37.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ms37.htm#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:00:36 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50180 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) 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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INDG249 – Controlling health risks from rosin (colophony)-based solder flux fume (rev1) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg249.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg249.htm#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:20:46 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49542 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) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg248.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg248.htm#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:00:13 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49540 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) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/waste10.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/waste10.htm#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:30:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48954 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) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg233.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg233.htm#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:20 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48943 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) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg411.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg411.htm#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 08:00:06 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48029 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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