List of Health and Safety Legislation You Should Know

List of Health and Safety Legislation You Should Know

A list of health and safety legislation is a “MUST KNOW” for Health and Safety Professionals. I will give some indispensable documents/links that you need to store/save in your archive as a Safety Professional for reference purposes. THIS SHOULD BE YOUR SAFETY ENCYCLOPEDIA  This list of health and safety legislation is what governs the activities…

What is the Occupational Health And Safety Act

What is the Occupational Health And Safety Act

The Occupational Health and Safety Act is the cornerstone of legislative and administrative measures adopted to improve occupational health and safety; it is also represented as “The OHS Act”. According to Wikipedia, “The Occupational Safety and Health Act is a US labor law governing the federal law of occupational health and safety in the private sector and federal government in the United States….

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995)

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995)

RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995.  The regulations require responsible persons to report deaths at work, major injuries caused by accidents at work, injuries to persons not at work that require hospital treatment, and dangerous occurrences. The aim of RIDDOR is to create a record of the number and…

Employers Responsibilities For Health and Safety
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Employers Responsibilities For Health and Safety

In this article, we are going to highlight the “Employers’ responsibilities for health and safety“. As you already know, The Health and Safety at Work etc, Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation governing workplace health and safety in Great Britain which act defines the general duties of everyone from employers (section 2) and employees (sections…

What are Reportable Incidents
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What are Reportable Incidents

Reportable Incidents are severe incidents that occurs in connection to work. All employers are required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. A fatality must be reported within 8 hours. An in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss must be reported within…

What Is COSHH? Everything You Need To Know

What Is COSHH? Everything You Need To Know

COSHH is an acronym which means – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. It is covered under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation of 2002. What is COSHH COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health and includes nanomaterials. COSHH Essentials sets out basic advice on what…

All Fire Extinguisher Regulations You Need to Know
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All Fire Extinguisher Regulations You Need to Know

Fire extinguisher regulations are sets are legal requirements that govern the installation, distribution, commissioning, and maintenance of fire extinguishers. The article aims to bring to light these regulations. Following these regulations helps maximize the use of fire extinguishers and also enhances compliance with legal requirements. Fire Extinguisher Regulations First of all, let’s see the OSHA…

What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (PDF Free Download)
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What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (PDF Free Download)

Material safety data sheet (MSDS) is a document that provides information about a controlled product that meets the hazard criteria defined in the Controlled Products Regulations and how to work safely with the controlled product. The Material safety data sheet also contains information on the use, storage, handling, and emergency procedures all related to the…