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Category: Revised publications

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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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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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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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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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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HSG176 – Storage of flammable liquids in tanks (Second edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance applies to above and below ground fixed bulk storage tanks. It applies to premises where flammable liquids are stored in individual tanks or groups of tanks. The guidance has been updated to align with the recommendations of the Buncefield report.

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HSG51 – Storage of flammable liquids in containers (Third edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance is for those responsible for the safe storage of flammable liquids in containers at the workplace. The guidance now contains discrete topic areas which outline the potential risks and recommended control measures for a number of different types of business.

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HSG140 – Safe use and handling of flammable liquids (Second edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance explains the fire and explosion hazards associated with flammable liquids and will help you determine how to control the risks in your workplace. This revision incorporates information and cites relevant standards in relation to publications which have been withdrawn.

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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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HSG279 – Making paper safely: Managing safety in the papermaking process

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This guidance is for managers and users of paper and tissue manufacturing machinery. It provides practical guidance to manage the risks on papermaking machinery and describes the law that applies. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance. New sections have also been added to cover areas of papermaking not previously covered.

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