As you may or may not be aware, September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month, with the 26th marked as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. More than 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos, and it is with this in mind that in the lead-up to the 26th, we’ll be publishing a few articles on asbestos and the detrimental and often devastating consequences of long-term exposure to it.
Your workplace needs to provide certain basic conditions to comply with fundamental health and safety legislation. Take a look at the image below to see if your workplace is up to scratch.
Staying healthy and safe at work is important. But sometimes, we are so preoccupied with each area’s specific safety concerns that we forget safety begins simply, and becomes more detailed as you become more focused. You need to build a solid safety foundation from which you can build your whole health and safety programme. In this way, it is much easier to assess on a regular basis whether you are still compliant.
Whether your business is large or small, your health and safety needs can change over time and it is important that you carry out audits on a regular basis. Through systematically assessing your onsite procedures and processes, this will ensure the continued welfare, and health and safety of employees within your organisation. An audit will find specific areas in which you need to make improvements need to be made for the benefit of your business and its employees, and you’re your company comply with legal duties, and promote wellbeing. Today we look at the ten main advantages of conducting regular safety audits.
Staying healthy and safe at work is important. But sometimes, we are so preoccupied with each area’s specific safety concerns that we forget safety begins simply, and becomes more detailed as you become more focused. No matter what your job, use these 10 golden rules as you reduce your risks of injury and illness at work.
Or at least, your hard hat alone won’t save you. Today we’d like to take the opportunity to discuss the benefits of a ‘hierarchy of controls’, and how it can be used to create safe systems of work in your workplace. Traditionally, a hierarchy of controls has been used as a means of determining how to implement feasible and effective control solutions. This can be done in a few steps.