Monthly Archive: May 2015

GHS Regulations fully enforced from 1st June 2015

The GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) aims to create a clear, globalised system of dangerous substance identification. The old ‘orange’ style labels must be replaced with the new GHS approved red-framed pictograms for the identification of hazardous substances. From 1st June 2015, the regulations will be fully enforced. New pictograms with a white background are...

HSE to Focus on Musculoskeletal Disorders

Health and safety legislation requires employers to take proactive steps to remove or reduce risk of injury to employees in relation to the use of display screen equipment (DSE) and manual handling activities. But aside from the legal responsibilities, there are good business reasons for employers to address MSDs in their workplace. Some of the main causes of MSDs include:...

Enforcement Notices in 2013/14 for Failing to Manage Legionella.

If you are an employer, or someone in control of a premises, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, your duties extend to managing risks from legionella bacteria which may arise from work activities. More specifically, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) provide a framework of actions to enable you to assess, prevent or...