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ORG Health & Safety News Letter Autumn 2013Our latest newsletter includes features on; Workplace Transport,
Legionella and our Quarterly Health & Safety Survey.
Consultation published on proposals to simplify and clarify RIDDOR reporting requirementsHSE is consulting on proposals to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
Supervisor and team leader competence in roadside waste and recycling collection activities.Despite some improvement over the last five years, the health and safety performance of the waste and recycling industry remains poor in comparison to other industries. Collection activities represent one of the most hazardous activities associated with the industry, with approximately 80% of accidents occurring during collection of household and trade waste.
Statistics on Fatal Injuries in the Workplace 2011/12HSE statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace. The addition of provisional data for the period April 2011 - March 2012 suggests a levelling-off in the previous downward trend in the rate of fatal injuries, over the last four years. The key points from the release are:
Sharp increaseâ€™ in workers killed in waste industryNew official statistics published today (June 28) show the number of workers killed in Britain's waste and recycling industry sharply increased last year.
HSE report on bioaerosols from composting activitiesThe HSE has recently released a report on bioaerosol emissions from waste composting and the potential for workersâ€™ exposure. The work has been carried out by the Health and Safety Laboratories.
Operator CompetenceThis guidance provides an explanation of:
AFOR sign up to Waste Industry Safety and Health Strategy 2009-2013It was recognised in 2002 that more work needed to be carried out by both HSE and the industry.Â As a result, representatives from the waste management and recycling industry came together to form the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH)
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