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November 28, 2011

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New guidance for transporting chemicals

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has issued new guidelines for the safe transporting of packaged chemicals.
 
The guidelines have been endorsed by the HSE and aim to complement the Department for Transport’s code of practice, which sets basic standards for load stowage and security.
 
Figures released by the HSE reveal that more than 1200 people are injured every year by unsafe loads on vehicles. The CBA’s guidelines outline the legal duties that need to be followed in ordered to safely secure loads, such as weight distribution, segregation, and securing methods for different types of packaged goods. They also stress the importance of effective induction and refresher training for staff in loading, unloading, and risk assessment procedures.€

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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