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STAY SAFE AT HEIGHTS IN WINTER

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In 2013/14 falls from height accounted for nearly 6,000 reported injuries. Occupational falls can be life altering and, in some cases, fatal. It’s crucial that employees and employers prepare themselves for the dark winter months, the poor visibility and the adverse weather conditions that create a much riskier working environment. You’ll need to update your risk assessment for the additional hazards that winter brings. The following guide offers tips on how to prepare for wintry weather and dark days by ensuring all workplaces have adequate lighting, welfare facilities, personal protection equipment and provisions in place for lone workers. It’s a Read More

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FORK IN THE ROAD: MANAGING WORKPLACE TRAFFIC;

Training and Segregation at the Heart of Traffic Management in the Industrial Workplace by Matthew Parkinson What is the most dangerous vehicle in the UK workplace? Is it those heavy duty, 500-horsepower HGVs, backing into loading bays on poorly-managed forecourts? What about those busy, buzzy white vans containing dizzy, fizzy white van men? Or maybe it’s the commuting cars, piling through the morning rush hours into stacked and over-spilling parking bays? All wrong. In fact, the most dangerous piece of transport in the workplace injures more people than all the aforementioned modes of transport combined. Last year, more than 800 Read More

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AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH REVEALS 1 IN 5 ACCEPT RISK ON TIGHT SCHEDULES;

Research brief for Work Health and Safety Perceptions in the Manufacturing Industry Published The issue The manufacturing industry is a priority industry for the Australian Work Health & Safety Strategy due to its high rate of work-related injury and illness. While some information on the industry’s work health and safety performance is available, there is a lack of information on exposures to occupational health hazards and work health and safety practices and perceptions among workers and employers in the Australian manufacturing industry. The Study We analysed data on manufacturing from seven quantitative surveys conducted between 2000 and 2013. Three of the surveys Read More