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How to manage an ergonomic risk for remote workers

As more work is going remotely, it is an opportunity for employees to have a well-designed workstation to prevent musculoskeletal disorders and other ergonomic-related injuries.  Since more jobs are going remotely, this will continue to expose people to ergonomic risks, unlike the traditional office setting… Read More »How to manage an ergonomic risk for remote workers

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Building firm fined after workers were put at risk during warehouse renovation, and for breaching Prohibition Notice

A building firm has been fined after putting workers working at height at risk during the refurbishment of a former warehouse building in London and for breaching a Prohibition Notice. Shiva Ltd, a property investment company, and a building firm were working on a renovation… Read More »Building firm fined after workers were put at risk during warehouse renovation, and for breaching Prohibition Notice

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Furniture retailer fined for insurance breach

Exclusive Oriental Classics Ltd, and the director Mr Kian Hoo Tay, has been fined by the Luton Magistrates Court for not having the right insurance. The company director appeared on 10th October 2022 at Luton Magistrate court for failing to have Employers’ Liability (Compulsory) Insurance… Read More »Furniture retailer fined for insurance breach

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Main characteristics of a permit space(permit-required confined space)

A worker can see a confined space without knowing that such a place is a confined space. The main issue is what qualifies to be a confined space.  OSHA of the USA occupational safety and health administration define a confined space as an environment that meets… Read More »Main characteristics of a permit space(permit-required confined space)

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Hazards in sewer systems: 5 ways to prevent them from causing harm. 

What is a sewer system? According to wikipedia.org, A sewer system is an infrastructure that conveys sewage or surface runoff (stormwater, meltwater, rainwater) using sewers. It encompasses components such as receiving drains, Manholes, pumping stations, storm overflows, and screening chambers of the combined sewer or sanitary sewer. Sewerage ends at the entry to a sewage treatment plant or the point of discharge into… Read More »Hazards in sewer systems: 5 ways to prevent them from causing harm. 

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What are your rights to compensation when you have an injury at work?

The fact that you leave your house every day to go to work is enough reason to take good care of yourself so that you will always return home after work closure.  Some persons working in high-risk environments such as construction and mining should be… Read More »What are your rights to compensation when you have an injury at work?

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7 ways to improve employee safety at your facility

Accident happens in the workplace because of poor safety practices. Even though accidents happen unannounced, You can prevent them through proper enforcement of safety rules and safety education to workers on the worksite. Unfortunately, some organizations do not take safety seriously. If you are keen… Read More »7 ways to improve employee safety at your facility

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Have you registered for the safe healthy happy Nebosh online conference 2022?

According to NEBOSH, The NEBOSH Online Conference provides learning opportunities for thousands of health and safety professionals, wherever they are in the world. The theme: Safe, Healthy, Happy The event date-26 October 2022 The event features representatives from the Health and Safety Executive, IIRSM and… Read More »Have you registered for the safe healthy happy Nebosh online conference 2022?

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Construction company fined after worker falls through a fragile roof.

A construction company, Cairns Heritage Homes Limited, of Rectory Place, Old Parsonage Lane, Hoton, Loughborough, was fined £80,000 because of a fragile roof incident involving their employee. What leads to the fragile roof incident? According to HSE Health and Safety Executive, An employee of Cairns… Read More »Construction company fined after worker falls through a fragile roof.

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Register for HSE Health and Work conference 2022.

HSE Health and Work conference 2022. The health and Safety Executive HSE of the UK announced that this year’s Health and Work conference will take place on 15 November 2022. The health and work conference is part of the HSE approach to promoting better prevention,… Read More »Register for HSE Health and Work conference 2022.

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What is HSE-Health, Safety and Environment?

HSE is an acronym that means H for health, S for safety and E for the environment.  HSE combines health, safety and environment programs to ensure a safe and healthy worker in a safe working environment. Health, safety and environment profession is a noble profession.… Read More »What is HSE-Health, Safety and Environment?

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Can a first aider get injured while providing first aid to a casualty?

If you have ever provided first aid to a casualty, you’ll understand that a first aider can get an injury while administering first aid. When an emergency happens, an injured person becomes a casualty. During that emergency, many people may gather to view what is… Read More »Can a first aider get injured while providing first aid to a casualty?

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What is the difference between the HSE manual and the HSE plan?

A health and safety professional must have come across these documents (HSE plan and HSE manual) in their delivery. The acronym HSE means health, safety and environment.  In some places, the two documents are often used interchangeably against the other, though there are a lot… Read More »What is the difference between the HSE manual and the HSE plan?

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When is it necessary to put a casualty in a recovery position?

Who is a casualty? A casualty is a victim of an accident that has sustained an injury. An accident does not announce itself when it wants to happen. However, people can take precautions beforehand to prevent it from becoming disastrous. It is part of what… Read More »When is it necessary to put a casualty in a recovery position?

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Everything you need to know about a fire extinguisher ball

Everything you need to know about a fire extinguisher ball. A fire extinguisher ball is a round-shaped fire extinguisher used to extinguish a fire. It is called a ball because of its round shape. Just like every other fire extinguisher, it puts out the fire… Read More »Everything you need to know about a fire extinguisher ball

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7 types of permit to work (PTW) in use at the work site

The article outlines seven types of work permits (PTWs) crucial for various job activities to ensure worker safety. These include Cold work and Hot work permits for jobs that don’t generate heat and ones that do, respectively. Excavation permits are for land digging activities, while Work at height permits authorize elevated activities. Confined space work permits manage hazards in confined spaces. Chemical work permits control chemical uses, and Electrical work permits secure jobs around electrical sources. These PTWs typically have specific features and can be suspended under certain conditions for safety.