Posts Tagged ‘Manual handling’


Increased sickness absence recorded

The level of sickness leave dropped to an all-time low during the recession but has since risen, with more than 600,000 workers absent from work in the last quarter of 2010. Findings revealed that nearly 613,000 employees took sick leave between October and December last year, leading to a loss of two million working days. […]

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Worker ‘bedridden’ after accident

A warehouse worker was left “bedridden” after being required to bend down and lift 24kg components at work. The worker could not work for four months after the incident and did not fully recover for eight months. He had to bend down and lift the heavy items because of the way they were stored, leading […]

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Discounted places for next week’s Managing Safely Course

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. This course is unlike any other. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and with a […]

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More EU legislation……this time its Stress!

Manufacturers have given a firm thumbs-down to proposed European rules requiring that stress and other psychosocial risks be considered as part of risk assessments for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s). A survey of 200 companies, carried out by EEF, has revealed considerable distaste for more health &safety legislation, but a strong appetite for case-study guidance to control […]

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Busy Builder Toolbox Talks

Are you a small builder? HSE Construction Division has prepared some PowerPoint presentations to help you run a successful construction site. These presentations are companions to the already popular Busy Builder leaflets. They can be changed to meet your business needs – but please acknowledge HSE as the source.  Find out more Are you a […]

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