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Monthly archives: April 2010

Moving Goods Safely 3 – evaluation report

April 30, 2010

The Moving Goods Safely 3 (MGS3) intervention took place during 2007 and 2008, and targeted risks associated with the movement of goods in the logistics, warehousing, road haulage and goods delivery sectors. It was delivered through inspections and audits carried out by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authority (LA) inspectors and was designed to […]

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Considerable Variation Found in RPE Competence and Control of Respiratory Risk According to New Study

April 30, 2010

Research Results Support Need for Employer Action An HSE study, released on 28 April 2010, supports the view that more effort is needed by employers to ensure their Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) programmes are protecting workers. The HSE RPE project aims to help employers in selecting and using RPE)correctly. The results of this latest research will […]

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Control of Artificial Optical Radiation (AOR) – new Regulations

April 30, 2010

New regulations – the Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations – came into force on 27 April 2010. They require dutyholders to protect the eyes and skin of workers from exposure to hazardous sources of artificial optical radiation (AOR). AOR includes light emitted from all artificial sources in all its forms such as […]

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Safety Event was held for tanning establishments – information

April 30, 2010

Owners of tanning salons in County Durham have been learning more about new regulations that are coming into force next year. Durham County Council organised an event for owners and operators of tanning establishments to raise awareness of current regulations and guidance that govern the industry. In addition, the free seminar also alerted attendees to […]

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LAE1 (Local Authority Health and Safety Return) 2009/10

April 30, 2010

All local authorities should have received a request to complete the LAE1 form for 2009/10. The LAE1 form and guidance are available on the HELA Extranet and a link has been e-mailed out to all LAs, via the group mailing facility. The deadline for completion is 28 May 2010. It is important that this form is […]

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Do Your Bit Campaign – Subsidised Training from HSE

April 30, 2010

‘Do Your Bit’ with subsidised training from HSE. HSE in association with a third party training provider, Premier Partnership, are offering two new heavily subsidised or free health and safety training courses to help organisations achieve the potential benefits associated with a collaborative approach to health and safety at work (lower accident rates, increased productivity, efficiency […]

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Health and Safety Executive’s Myth of the Month

April 30, 2010

‘HSE bans still bans this, that and the other’. In reality HSE has banned very little outright, apart from a few high-risk exceptions like asbestos, which kills around 4,000 people a year. Read this month’s myth: http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/apr10.htm

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REACH Website Rebranded – Your role explained

April 30, 2010

The REACH website has been re-branded. REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaces a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system. To read more, please visit the HSE Website; http://news.hse.gov.uk/2010/04/14/reach-website-re-branded-your-role-explained/

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Upcoming Events from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

April 30, 2010

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have updated their events diary and these can be viewed at the following link; http://www.cieh.org/events.html CIEH Events encourage good practice and cover a broad choice of topics covering all areas of environmental health. The events are also fully accredited with CIEH CPD activity, encouraging delegates to keep up […]

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Revision to Local Authority Circular (LAC) 67/2 – Advice/Guidance to Local Authorities on Priority Planning

April 20, 2010

LAC 67/2 has been amended on Priority Planning to clarify that Intervention Frequency is determined by the 1 to 6 ratings for Confidence in Management, Health Performance and Safety Performance and not the 1 to 4 rating for Welfare Compliance (see note at bottom of Table 7). This ensures consistency with other enforcing authorities i.e. HSE’s Field Operations […]

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