The work detailed in this report is the third phase of MEWPs research and has aimed to capture end users knowledge in relation to the key risk factors for entrapment/crushing whilst operating MEWPS, using insights gained from their experiences of incidents and near misses. The findings will influence ongoing inspection work and inform sector guidance.
This report identifies accidents involving MEWPs and analyses common factors found. The work has focused on MEWP occupants being trapped against overhead or adjacent objects whilst in the platform of the MEWP, particularly when the operator becomes trapped over the controls (sustained involuntary operation of control).
Fire dampers are used widely offshore as components of heating and ventilation systems yet the testing regime in place is inappropriate for offshore, where the possibility of hydrocarbon releases leading to a jet fire is high. In this report HSL have developed and proposed a new test and demonstrated its practicability.
An analysis of deaths occurring between 1987 and 2005 among members of the PUHS is presented in this report.
Findings of a survey to assess the history of pesticide usage among commercial pesticide users and to evaluate the level of self-reported ill health associated with pesticide exposure, undertaken during 2004 and 2006.
The Pesticide Users’ Health Study (PUHS) consists of pesticide users certified under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 (COPR). This report presents cancer incidence experienced by pesticide users in the PUHS, and compares this to the rates observed in the national population.
The impact of work on health is of major importance to Government policy makers, employers and employees so it is important to be able to monitor the incidence and change in incidence of work-related ill-health over time.
Work has long been acknowledged as an important social determinant of health with research being conducted as to how a range of workplace, personal and job characteristics influence occupational health. This report provides an analysis of work-related ill-health within the United Kingdom based upon data from the UK Labour Force Survey.
The measurement of the slip resistance of footwear is inherently difficult due to the complexity of the human gait. A number of studies have attempted to measure the parameters of walking and/or a slip, in order that realistic values can be incorporated into tests attempting to replicate the slip process.
There is widespread agreement between industry, regulators, academics and the press that leadership is a key component of a safe organisation. While there is considerable literature on leadership, very little of this addresses the issue of safety, particularly in the major hazard sector. This research aims to identify specific leadership styles, attitudes, behaviours and practices that represent effective leadership for safety.
The secret factors behind the safety successes during construction of the London 2012 Olympic Park have been revealed in a new study.
Health surveillance (HS) is the systematic supervision of workers looking for early signs of work-related ill health in employees exposed to certain hazards. This report details a telephone-based questionnaire study on the uptake and quality of HS for the hazards of noise and hand-arm vibration. The study was undertaken during 2009-2010 and was centred on an agreed number of industry sectors, where the risks from such hazards are generally considered to be high.
Isocyanates continue to be one of the leading causes of occupational asthma in the UK and biological monitoring is a valuable tool in assessing exposure to them. The work described here has shown some progress in being able to differentiate between toluene diamine (TDA) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI) exposures through the analysis of urine samples.
The removal of a compulsory retirement age may have implications for health and safety at work, and as such is a cross-cutting issue for HSE. This piece of work has aimed to assess existing evidence on age related changes in performance and safety critical work, identify tools that assist dutyholders to assess human function and performance and to critically consider what the findings mean in terms of the need for future work.
Synthetic biology has been described as “the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, and the re-design of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes”. Potential applications include more efficient or inexpensive drug production and developing new renewable energy sources, micro-organisms for environmental remediation of pollutants, and biosensors to detect infections in hospital patients. This research project aimed to review the current status and potential applications of synthetic biology and approaches to biological risk assessments.
Monoisocyanates cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory system. Existing methods for the determination of isocyanates were developed primarily to detect large di-isocyanate molecules and the analytical techniques employed are such that low molecular weight mono-isocyanates are not detected. The current work describes a modified detection method that enables separation, and therefore quantification, of mono isocyanates.
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This consultation sets out proposals to publish an Approved Code of Practice on Safety in Ports. Consultation period ends 22 May 2013.
The enquirer was travelling on a train which, due to a staff absence, cancelled the first class buffet car service on health and safety grounds.
Pupils play judge and jury
Positive feedback for pedestrian seminar
A Burton-on-Trent tyre collection and recycling company has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured when he was hit by a falling stack of tyres.
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