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April 19, 2016

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Safety Workwear and Protective Clothing

Health and safety workwear protects the user against health or safety risks at work.

Workwear and PPE can include items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear.

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Don’t slip up on safety

Your health and safety priorities may have changed, but the risk of slips is still here, and with cleaning being high on the agenda, it could be un-intentionally increasing the risk of slips on your site.

Alone and at-risk: How construction companies can protect lone workers

Now that more construction workers are likely to be working alone, employers must ensure that they’re taking additional measures to protect their workers and meet their duty of care obligations – and workers need to be aware of how they can avoid the additional risks lone working can present.

Hard Hat Awareness Week: ‘Check your hard hat’, urges brain injury charity

Hard Hat Awareness Week runs from 21-27 September and will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment.

How the engineering industry is helping combat COVID-19

In the battle against COVID-19, many engineering companies have had no choice but to forget about their various planned conferences and put their production procedures on hold, investigating alternative ways to use their resources within the aid effort.

COVID-19 hygiene safeguards: What do SMEs need to do?

Businesses have had to adapt considerably in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, not least in terms of how they maintain a hygienic space. Regardless of the industry, hygiene is now of paramount importance to protect both staff and customers alike. But what is required in order to safeguard a commercial space and how can SMEs protect their premises from the risk of bacteria?

Face coverings in the workplace

To get some recommendations on face coverings in the workplace, for employers and employees, SHP spoke to Arco’s Director of QSHE UK and Asia, Neil Hewitt.

The importance of proper sanitisation and disinfection in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, businesses must adapt quickly so that they can open and operate safely again. However, very few people have received the right training in how to address issues presented by the pandemic. Here, Dr. Neal Langerman Ph.D., a chemist with over 40 years’ industry experience explores how businesses can fill this gap in guidance.

Most shared PPE articles so far this year

In a year when PPE has hit the headlines of mainstream press, we round up the PPE articles which have

Face coverings now mandatory on public transport

From 15 June, face coverings are required while using public transport in England.

HSE issues safety alert against using KN95 facemask as PPE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Reducing the spread of infection in the workplace

In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that businesses take the right measures to ensure their facilities are hygienic and that employees are safe. Those businesses that have temporarily closed and are starting to plan for when they can reopen, should think about what the workplace will look like post lockdown, and proactively take steps to ensure they reopen in the most hygienic way possible.

Arco helps secure supply of 140m face masks

As businesses are beginning to reopen, following the government announcement that lockdown measures will start to ease slightly, many employers and employees are concerned a about guidelines should be met and the measures they need to put in place to comply and to fully protect their people.

WATCH: Safety & Health Digital Week webinar – ‘State of the health and safety profession and sourcing PPE during COVID-19’

This on-demand webinar provides an update on the current state of the health & safety profession, looking at how health & safety professionals are having to adapt to new challenges and working environments.

Webinar: Fall protection: A 360° approach

In this webinar, MSA Safety will discuss the risks of working at height, and the considerations you need to take when selecting the appropriate fall protection engineered systems, and PPE equipment.

Head protection: The facts

Are you getting the maximum benefits out of your head protection?

Coronavirus: ‘Safety is going to help the recovery of the aviation sector’

SHP talks to Amanda Owen, Safety, Health and Wellbeing Director at Heathrow Airport to learn about some of the practical and innovative solutions being implemented to eliminate and reduce risks, and to ensure passengers feel confident to fly again when the current coronavirus controls are lifted.

Returning to work once COVID-19 lockdown relaxes – What’s expected in health and safety criminal law and how can you avoid prosecution?

Your organisation is looking ahead to stepwise resumption of operations once the COVID-19 lockdown starts to be eased. But what are your health and safety criminal law obligations for the return to work and what do you need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law?

PPE: Public urged not to dispose in recycling

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has urged the public not to put Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in recycling and ensure that it is disposed of ‘appropriately’.

Construction workers urged to keep masks clean to help site PPE shortages

Safety supplier JSP is reminding builders to keep cleaning reusable masks to prolong their life as PPE shortages threaten sites.

Statement from HSE regarding PPE and the asbestos industry at the current time

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has reported that the HSE has received a number of queries concerning the purchase and use of Type 5 coveralls. It has issued a statement as a reminder of existing guidance and advice.

PPE in the workplace: Employee factsheet

In a study conducted for HSE around 24,000 accidents, which could have been prevented with correctly used and maintained Personal Protective Equipment were reported in a seven year period.

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