Health and Safety Questions
Here you will find answer to some frequently asked health and safety and occupational health questions.
As a continuation of the Safewell article Are welding fumes cancerous. Click the link to read the article. The HSE have issued further guidelines on Pneumonia vaccinations to help prevent and control exposure to welding fumes and related respiratory conditions.
H.A.V.S – Hand arm vibration syndrome, know the facts.
Hazards are things that have the potential to cause injury or harm to people, or damage to the work place.
A risk assessment is a logical approach to deciding the likelihood of what hazards in the work place could lead to injury or ill health through normal and foreseeable work practices.
Health and safety at work is a general term taken from UK health and safety legislation.Health and safety at work is a general term taken from UK health and safety legislation.
A Health & Safety consultant is someone with the competence to provide advice and guidance on compliance with H&S legal requirement.
Health and Safety is knowing what hazards can affect a person’s health and managing the potential issue.
RIDDOR is the acronym for Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. A RIDDOR reportable incident included a work related death, a work related specified major injury, a work related over-7-day incapacitation injury, a work related 3 day work incapacitaion injury, a work related disease or work related dangerous occurrence.
All injuries and incidents falling under the RIDDOR definition must be reported to the HSE’s Incident Contact Centre (ICC) either by telephone or online. The ICC will send the Incident Report details to the appropriate enforcing authority i.e. Local Authority or the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).
Health and Safety in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is mostly about understanding how to work safely with computers and environments with lots of technology equipment.