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5 things you need to know about NEBOSH.

Following oiStock_000010754350Largeur popular Things you need to know about IOSH blog, we now turn our attention to that other popular health and safety acronym…NEBOSH. So here’s what you need to know:

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If you’re responsible for the moving and handling of people, then there’s a lot to remember.  This handy infographic is packed full of top tips and advice to help ensure that you and your patients stay safe.

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Our essential manual handling infographic is packed full of top tips to help ensure you and your colleagues stay safe when lifting objects.  So if your job requires any manual handling activity, there’s something here for you…

tc3110-infographic-tips-for-manual-handling-v3You can see our full range of people handling courses HERE

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The construction sector accounts for just 5% of employees in Britain, yet it accounts for 27% of all fatal injuries to employees, many of which result from falls. However, it’s not just construction workers who are at risk when working at height…  In fact, working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries full-stop, with common cases including falls from ladders or through fragile roofs. That’s why this oshtober-twitter-infographic-images-04year’s #OSHtober is focussed on working at height and raising awareness of the dangers. (more…)

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More than a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of work at height every year. Falls are one of the biggest causes ooshtober-twitter-bannerf death and serious injury at work. That’s why this year’s #OSHtober focussed on working at height and raising awareness of the dangers. In this article, we look at some of the common questions relating to working at height.

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To report or not to report? Not a line from a Shakespeare play but a regularly asked question by leisure operators and managers of sites with visitors in relation to work-related accidents.accident  (the dictionary project)

And there is a good reason for that – it isn’t straightforward at all.

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Take a deep breath. It’s something we all take for granted from the day we are born. When resting, adults breathe 12-20 times a minute. In fact, it is estimated that we take between 17,000-30,000 breaths per day and that the total length of airways in our lungs is 2,400 km…the equivalent of travelling between London and Turkey! Yet if you are working iEyeStrainn an environment where you are exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust, every breath you take has the potential to cause silicosis. In this short post, Dr Karen McDonnell, our occupational safety and health policy adviser, explores the issues surrounding silica dust, and what you can do to protect your workers from potentially deadly exposure.

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