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builderNew Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations, subject to goverment approval, are due to come into force in April, but what changes do the 2015 regulations bring, and how will your businesses be affected?

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iStock_000005528686XSmallAs every safety and health professional knows, there’s a near endless list of issues we need to consider if we are going to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. While most of you will have studied for years to achieve the highest health and safety qualifications, there’s no harm in occasionally going back to basics to refresh your memory… Which in this case means remembering your ABCs! In this short post, we look at the first 12 letters of the alphabet and what they mean for the OSH professional…

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis month sees the 25th anniversary of the COSHH regulations. As far as safety regulations go, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations are fairly visible and no doubt many of you have attended COSHH training of some sort. The majority of organisations today use substances that could cause harm to employees, contractors and other people, and as a result it’s likely you’ve seen the COSHH symbols plastered across safety signs and on the back of many common products (you can test your knowledge with our fun COSHH symbol quiz.) To celebrate a quarter of a century of these life saving regulations, we’re delighted to present 25 facts and tips about COSHH – how many have you heard before?

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What is COSHH?As we’ve discussed in a previous COSHH definition post, we’re frequently asked “What is COSHH?” and “What does COSHH stand for?” Read on for a COSHH definition, a guide to COSHH symbols and a chance to test your knowledge! (more…)

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What do the COSHH Symbols meanWe’re frequently asked “What is COSHH?”. This post aims to answer basic questions such as “What does COSHH stand for?”. Read on for a COSHH definition, a guide to COSHH symbols and more. (more…)

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