New regulations to control the risks posed by needles and other ‘sharps’ in healthcare will take effect this month.
The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 April (subject to Parliamentary approval). These Regulations remove thirteen measures that have either been overtaken by more up to date Regulations, are redundant or do not deliver the intended benefits.
The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 come into force on 6 April (subject to Parliamentary approval). These Regulations remove thirteen measures that have either been overtaken by more up to date Regulations, are redundant or do not deliver the intended benefits.
HSE is seeking views on proposed fees regulations to support the EU Regulation 528/2012 on placing on the market and use of biocidal products. The proposed fees regulations will allow HSE to recover its full costs for the services it provides. The consultation will run for a period of 4 weeks, ending on 22 March 2013.
Simple, practical guidance to help businesses select competent first aid training providers. A draft has been published to enable businesses to familiarise themselves with the changes (that will come into force on 1 October 2013 subject to parliamentary and Secretary of State approval) and to ensure they understand how to comply.
HSE submitted an ‘essential use derogation’ to the European Commission to allow for the continued use of copper in legionella control systems within the UK. The Commission has now made the application available for the 60-day commenting period, which ends on 20 April 2013.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new draft guidance to help employers get to grips with proposed changes to workplace first aid. Two pieces of guidance have been published on the HSE website following a consultation on proposals to amend the First Aid Regulations (1981) and remove the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training providers.
Impact assessment detailing why government intervention is necessary; the policy objectives and the intended effects; the policy options that have been considered, including any alternatives to regulation.
NHS Supply Chain supported by the RCN and the HSE are holding four sessions, two in November and two in December that aim to provide NHS Trusts with information towards effective and efficient implementation of new Regulations on safer sharps in May 2013.
An analysis of the outcome of HSE’s public consultation on the proposals to replace the Health and Safety at Work .
Consultation seeks views on whether the proposed regulations enable healthcare businesses and workers to identify what they need to do, initial assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposed changes and how the regulations should be supported by guidance and who is best placed to provide that guidance. Have your say before 8 November 2012.
The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) new cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will come into force on Monday, 1 October.
The Seveso II Directive, implemented in the UK as COMAH regulations, is being revised. This one day seminar, hosted by HSL and YCF, will help you make sense of the changes and how they will affect your organisation. The seminar, open to both members and non-members, is being held at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds on Thursday, 18 October 2012. Register now to attend.
Oldies, but Goodies!
A decorating company has been fined after it exposed employees, agency staff and members of the public to potentially fatal asbestos material.
Wienerberger Limited has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from the roof of an industrial brick oven at a site in Bishop Auckland.
TTC forms new road safety education division
Manchester set to introduce more 20mph areas
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