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HSE Workplace Fatalities – 2020/21

photo shows work at heightOver the past 18 months or so, the world’s focus has been on the coronavirus pandemic and how to keep everyone safe. Many businesses have paused or ceased operations during this time with workers furloughed or working from home.

But despite the obvious reduction in numbers of people at work, we…

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4 Best Stress-Relieving Tips for Moms

photo shows a mother working from home with her child presentThe stress that comes with the unpredictable nature of parenting, especially if you have children of a young age, is well-known among working moms.

It can throw off the entire schedule of a mother and child's entire day (both in terms of timing and stress!) if the child, for example, has an accid…

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4 Common Forklift Accidents & How to Prevent Them

image shows a forklift truck in useAccording to the British Safety Council, approximately 1,300 employees within the material handling industry are hospitalised annually as a result of a forklift accident within the workplace and that number is predicted to rise. Overall, that equates to five people a day suffering a forklift-related…

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Be CO Safe - Carbon Monoxide Awareness 'The Silent Killer'

Toxic to humans, carbon monoxide (or CO) is an extremely poisonous gas caused by unsafe gas appliances. Dubbed the ‘Silent Killer’ as it’s colourless, tasteless and odourless, it has claimed the lives of many thousands of people. In fact, it is estimated that around 50 people die each year from …

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A guide to defibrillators in the workplace

A cardiac arrest happens when a person's heart stops pumping blood around their body, their breathing stops and oxygen is no longer circulating. There are approximately 60,000 out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests, or SCAs, each year in the UK, and they can affect anyone regardless of age, gend…

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Background to HACCP

The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety management system was first developed in the late 1960s on behalf of NASA in an attempt to assure the safety of foods used by astronauts involved in the Apollo lunar programmes.

Over the last five decades HACCP has been further de…

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Chemical Safety PPE Top to Toe

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Asbestos: The Facts

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Proper safety tips when working with chemicals

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Maintaining a safe and productive working environment is often challenging whatever the circumstances. When chemicals are involved, that challenge can be significantly increased. Without proper handling, many of the substances on which we rely can be dangerous. Whether they emit noxious fumes, b…

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Incoming site traffic

The bulk of traffic coming into this site is (unsurprisingly) from Google, with a few other search tools providing most of the rest. Just out of interest, we took a look at where 90% of our visitors came from and what they searched for the most. The remaining 10% of hits to the site are from direct …

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Health and safety in the pharmacy


 

The key principles of COSHH

How To Get Through The Workplace Accident Claim Investigation

photo shows a person injured on a construction siteWorkers have certain rights when working in the workplace. One of their legal rights is to make a workplace injury claim against their employer once they get injured at work. But it comes with certain conditions. The employees can only make an accident at work claim when they have sustained an injur…

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How to stay safe in the winter weather

Research has found that prolonged exposure to moderately cold temperatures kills more people than extreme heat or freezing spells. Looking at data collected in 384 locations, researchers have identified that the majority of these deaths actually happen on moderately hot and cold days, with moder…

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Covid-19: Symptoms and Controls

The Key Principles of COSHH You Need to Know

photo shows items that would be covered by the COSHH regulations, including hand sanitiserMany industries deal with hazardous substances in their workplace every single day. For instance, companies involved in manufacturing may need to use chemicals to produce certain materials. Other industries that are known to deal with hazardous substances are healthcare industries and food industrie…

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2019/20 health and safety statistics


 

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