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Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

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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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HSG246 – Safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock (Second edition)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This revised guidance is aimed at directors, owners, managers and supervisors and pays particular attention to the most common hazards, including (un)loading of delivery vehicles, storage systems, workplace transport, mechanical lifting and injuries from sharp edges.

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L65 – Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. It provides guidance to those who own, operate or work on offshore installations and looks at how to prevent fires and explosions as well as how to protect people should they occur.

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L123 – Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. The ACOP covers the provision of adequate first aid and basic health care for all personnel, including visitors, who are injured or become ill while on offshore installations.

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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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L154 – The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015), for example licensees, production installation operators, non-production installation owners and well operators. It provides advice and explains the regulatory requirements to those who may be affected by SCR 2015.

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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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HSG263 – Involving your workforce in health and safety: Guidance for all workplaces

Friday, December 18, 2015

This guide is mainly aimed at medium to large employers. It will help them in their legal duty to consult and involve their employees on health and safety matters. This version has been updated to clarify examples of how to comply with the Regulations and to update links and references to other guidance.

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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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L25 – Personal protective equipment at work: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This guidance is primarily for employers and relevant self-employed persons but may also be useful for employees and those selecting PPE. The guidance has been updated since the last edition.

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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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Health and safety at work – Vital statistics 2015 poster

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

To tie in with the 2015 health and safety statistics release, this new poster visualises the key elements in an infographic style. Order your copy from HSE Books.

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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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HSG262 – Managing skin exposure risks at work (Second edition)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Many materials used at work can affect the skin or can pass through the skin and cause diseases elsewhere in the body. If you are an employer, health and safety adviser, trainer or safety representative, this book provides updated guidance to help you prevent these disabling diseases.

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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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HSR25 – The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition)

Friday, October 9, 2015

This new edition highlights what can be done by dutyholders to achieve electrical safety compliance with the duties imposed by the Regulations. References to relevant regulations, standards and publications have been updated.

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