Occupational Hygiene Risk Management Resources

HSE annual science review 2021

Review 2021

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The burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain

HSE - RR800 Research Report download

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Association of 13 Occupational Carcinogens in Patients With Cancer, Individually and Collectively, 1990-2017

What is the present degree of exposure to occupational carcinogens, and are occupational carcinogens related to cancer burden over time?

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The Facts: Occupational exposure to carcinogens

Roadmap - solutions and good practice

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Chemical warehousing - The storage of packaged dangerous substances - HSG71 (4th ed.)

This Fourth edition book sets out control measures aimed at eliminating or reducing risks to people – at work or otherwise – from the storage of packaged dangerous goods.

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Controlling airborne contaminants at work - a guide to local exhaust ventilation HSG258 (3rd ed.)

This book provides guidance on the design of new local exhaust ventilation (LEV) equipment. It describes the principles of deciding on, designing, commissioning and testing effective LEV.   

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Stress is a major cause of sickness absence in the workplace and costs over £5 billion a year in Great Britain.

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MEC EH40 comparison table 2011 to 2018 

MEC have put together an easy to use table which compares the Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) updates made to EH40 2018 3rd Edition with EH40 2011 2nd Edition. This table will allow you to quickly check which WELs have been reduced and which WELs are new entries to EH40.

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Substitution of dangerous substances in the workplace

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is running a Europe-wide campaign from 2018 to 2019 to promote the prevention of risks from dangerous substances in workplaces. The aim is to reduce the presence of and exposure to dangerous substances in workplaces by raising awareness of the risks and of effective ways of preventing them.  

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PPE at work regulations 1992 

This guidance provides guidance on the steps to take to try to manage risks without resorting to personal protective equipment (PPE) which should be used as a last resort. It includes details of specific areas of risk and examples of the kind of PPE to consider using where the risk cannot be adequately controlled in other ways.  

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Occupational Factors influencing the implementation of RPE programmes in the workplace 

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), every year in the UK, approximately 13,000 people die from occupational diseases as a result of past exposures to hazardous substances. These diseases include cancer and lung-related illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an umbrella term which includes conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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Reporting accidents & incidents at work INDG453 

A brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).  

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BOHS - Information paper 0121

What can occupational hygiene do to help better health protection in healthcare settings?

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Working with chronic musculoskeletal disorders

Lighten the load - working with chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

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HSE - example policy on work-related  violence

The purpose of this policy is to set out HSE's policy and procedures to prevent to prevent, manage and respond to work-related violence.

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Asbestos register technical guidance

An asbestos register is a fundamental aspect of successfully managing asbestos within any non-domestic premise.

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HSE annual science review 2020

Review 2020

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EH40/2005 (fourth ed. 2020) - Workplace Exposure Limits

On 17 January 2020 HSE published a revised version of EH40/2005 ‘Workplace exposure limits’. This has been updated in order to implement amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC) which introduces or revises 13 binding occupational exposure limit values for a number of carcinogenic substances.

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Occupational hygiene explained - BOHS a guide for union health & safety reps

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), every year in the UK, approximately 13,000 people die from occupational diseases as a result of past exposures to hazardous substances. These diseases include cancer and lung-related illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an umbrella term which includes conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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Clearing the air - a simple guide to buying & using LEV - INDG408 (rev 1) 

This leaflet advises on how to select the right LEV for your workplace and how to maintain it properly to help protect your employees. 

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General ventilation in the workplace - HSG202

This guide defines general ventilation and gives information on fresh air requirements. It also looks at the principles and use of general ventilation as a means of controlling exposure to substances hazardous to health as required under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 19991 and the associated Approved Codes of Practice.

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Respiratory protective equipment at work HSG53 (4th ed.)

This book provides guidance on the selection and use of adequate and suitable respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in the workplace, in order to comply with the law.

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Is your mask protecting you? - INDG460

Your employer has to provide you with the right equipment to help you work safely.  

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Risk assessment - a brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace - INDG163 (rev 4)

This leaflet is a guide for employers, managers and others with the responsibility of health & safety. It helps you decide whether you have covered all you need to to do and think about when considering whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent your workers from health risks.  

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