Health, safety & environment - Workplace

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MENTAL HEALTH - 04.07.2022

Mental health crisis in construction?

Mental health is a workplace challenge that is increasing, particularly in the construction industry. Why is this and what can you do to support your workers and avert problems in your business?
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MACHINERY - 04.07.2022

Company fined after employee severs thumb

A timber company has been fined after a worker amputated his thumb when it came into contact with a moving saw blade. How could this have happened and what should you do to protect workers from dangerous moving parts?
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FATIGUE MANAGEMENT - 28.06.2022

Reducing fatigue risks

Fatigue is an important safety subject, and one which needs to be proactively managed and monitored by businesses and their staff as it contributes to many fatalities. What can you do to help your staff lower the risk?
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CULTURE - 28.06.2022

Don’t blame but seek to learn

Rather than blaming individuals for causing or contributing to accidents a more accurate account of events can be gathered if you seek to learn what went wrong to prevent reoccurrence. What is meant by blame and how can you avoid it in your workplace?
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RISK ASSESSMENT - 28.06.2022

What caused fatality at seafood company?

A worker was run over and killed by a fork-lift truck at a seafood processing facility. How did this happen and could it have been prevented? What measures should you implement to avoid such tragedies?
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RISK ASSESSMENT - 28.06.2022

Site-specific vs generic risk assessments

You often hear the terms “generic” and “site-specific” risk assessments, but what are the differences and which is the preferred option? Generic risk assessments. These highlight commonly identified hazards and control measures associated with general activities or events and are a good starting point for tasks that are regularly carried out by your employees. They are completed for a general activity, for example, excavation works, but not for the specific area you are about to work in. ...
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NEW AND EXPECTANT MOTHERS - 28.06.2022

New guidance for mums

The HSE has updated its guidance to employers regarding new and expectant mothers. What does this include and what must you do?
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NEW AND EXPECTANT MOTHERS - 28.06.2022

How often should an assessment be done?

The updated guidance says that you must undertake individual risk assessments for each new and expectant mother but does not state the frequency. Pregnancy has defined stages, so depending on your hazards and levels of risk to a pregnant worker you may find you have to undertake a “rolling” risk assessment which changes with the different stages. For example, tiredness may be a greater risk in the early stages, but as the baby bump grows being able to drive or manually handle may become more of a problem....
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RISK ASSESSMENT - 28.06.2022

Site-specific vs generic risk assessments

You often hear the terms “generic” and “site-specific” risk assessments, but what are the differences and which is the preferred option? Generic risk assessments. These highlight commonly identified hazards and control measures associated with general activities or events and are a good starting point for tasks that are regularly carried out by your employees. They are completed for a general activity, for example, excavation works, but not for the specific area you are about to work in. ...
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