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Useful HSG Health and Safety Guides - page 3


 

Health and safety guidance (HSG) publications

Guides between HSG 109 to HSG 150

HSG 109 - Control of noise in quarries

HSG 112 - Managing health and safety at motorsport events

HSG 129 - Health and safety in engineering workshops

HSG 132 - How to deal with sick building syndrome

HSG 133 - Preventing violence to retail staff

HSG 136 - Workplace transport safety

HSG 137 - Health risk management

HSG 139 - The safe use of compressed gases in welding, flame cutting and allied processes

HSG 140 - Safe use and handling of flammable liquids

HSG 143 - Designing and operating safe chemical reaction processes

HSG 144 - The safe use of vehicles on construction sites

HSG 150 - Health and safety in construction


HSG 109 - Control of noise in quarries

HSG 109 - Control of noise in quarries

 

The Noise at Work Regulations 1989 came into force on 1 January 1990. This guidance, prepared by HSE’s Quarries National Interest Group, advises employers and those managing quarries on their obligations under the Regulations and gives practical examples of how to reduce and control noise from quarrying machinery.

 

Others such as quarry foremen, health and safety specialists, employees and their representatives will also find this guidance helpful.

 

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HSG 112 - Managing health and safety at motorsport events: A guide for motorsport event organisers

HSG 112 - Managing health and safety at motorsport events: A guide for motorsport event organisers

 

This book describes the main risks at motorsport events and some of the steps that can safeguard the health and safety of employees, volunteers and spectators.

 

The guidance contains practical advice for dutyholders who are organising motorsport events.

 

Health and safety aspects covered include safety management, track/stage/course design and event layout, pit, paddock and service area safety, noise, safe use of equipment, manual handling and electrical safety.

 

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HSG 129 - Health and safety in engineering workshops

HSG 129 - Health and safety in engineering workshops

 

Health and safety in engineering workshops describes how most serious and frequent hazards arise, how to assess the risks involved, and how to eliminate or control them.

 

It contains guidance from over 200 separate HSE publications in one easy to read and follow guide – as well as providing a comprehensive list of references and other sources of help.

 

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HSG 132 - How to deal with sick building syndrome: Guidance for employers, building owners and building managers

HSG 132 - How to deal with sick building syndrome: Guidance for employers, building owners and building managers

 

This publication is aimed at employers, building owners and building managers. It describes ‘sick building syndrome’ and its effects, how to recognise it and illustrates simple steps you can take to help improve the environment in which you work.

 

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HSG 133 - Preventing violence to retail staff

HSG 133 - Preventing violence to retail staff

 

Violence, and fear of violence, are serious issues for the retail industry and, whilst the work of the British Retail Consortium’s Retail Crime Initiative seems to demonstrate that retailers are having some success in containing the growth of the problem, much remains to be done.

 

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HSG 136 - Workplace transport safety: An employers' guide

HSG 136 - Workplace transport safety: An employers' guide

 

This guide provides advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law and reduce risk. It will also be useful for managers, supervisors, employees and their safety representatives, as well as contractors, vehicle operators and other organisations concerned with workplace transport safety.

 

The new guide is much shorter and more streamlined than the previous edition and includes advice on your general legal duties and information on health and safety management. There is also more specific advice on controlling risks associated with workplace transport, which has been restructured into three main areas:

 

>  safe site (design and activity);

>  safe vehicle;

>  safe driver. 

 

Also see:

INDG 199 - Workplace transport safety

INDG 382 - Road Safety - Managing Work Related (withdrawn - archive copy)

INDG 413 - Preventing falls from vehicles

HSG 144 - The safe use of vehicles on construction sites

 

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HSG 137 - Health risk management: A practical guide for managers in small and medium-sized enterprises

HSG 137 - Health risk management: A practical guide for managers in small and medium-sized enterprises

 

This booklet has been prepared to help the owners and managers of small and medium sized enterprises to control health risks arising from work. It is based on information and experience gained by the Health and Safety Executive, and actual case studies are used to illustrate particular points. Management needs to be competent to deal effectively with occupational health risks.

 

As a manager you will be concerned if your employees’ health is affected by their work. Management skills can be applied to preventing ill health as part of running a business. The link between the workplace cause and later ill health is not always obvious. This booklet provides a framework and some examples to help you to improve the control of health risks in your workplace.

 

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HSG 137 - Health risk management: A practical guide for managers in small and medium-sized enterprises

HSG 139 - The safe use of compressed gases in welding, flame cutting and allied processes

 

This book promotes safer use of compressed gases in gas welding, flame cutting and related processes.

 

The guidance aims to increase awareness of the potential hazards involved and the precautions to be taken. It covers design, construction and provision of equipment; handling and storage of gas cylinders; personal protective equipment; operating procedures; fire precautions; examination and testing of equipment; and special hazards and precautions in the use of fuel gases and oxygen.

 

It is aimed at managers, safety specialists, manufacturers, suppliers and installers of equipment, as well as those who select, use and maintain such equipment.

 

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HSG 140 - Safe use and handling of flammable liquids

HSG 140 - Safe use and handling of flammable liquids

 

This guidance is for those responsible for the safe use and handling of flammable liquids in all general work activities, small-scale chemical processing and spraying processes.

 

It explains the fire and explosion hazards associated with flammable liquids and will help you determine how to control the risks in your workplace.

 

The guidance is one of three documents dealing with fire and explosion hazards associated with flammable liquids. The other two are:

 

>  Storage of flammable liquids in containers HSG 51;

>  Storage of flammable liquids in tanks HSG 176.

 

It supplements the advice contained in Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres: Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. Approved Code of Practice and guidance L138.

 

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HSG 143 - Designing and operating safe chemical reaction processes

HSG 143 - Designing and operating safe chemical reaction processes

 

This publication is aimed at small to medium-sized chemical manufacturing companies using batch and semi-batch processes to produce, for example, resins, polymers, dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals and speciality chemicals.

 

It is aimed at those responsible for the development, design and operation of chemical plant and processes. It explains how to prevent and control the risk of exothermic runaway.

 

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HSG 144 - The safe use of vehicles on construction sites

HSG 144 - The safe use of vehicles on construction sites

 

Every year in the construction industry, people are killed or injured as a result of being struck by moving plant. Accidents occur throughout the construction process, from groundworks to finishing works. Managers, workers, site visitors and the public can all be at risk if construction vehicle activities are not properly managed and controlled.

 

This book gives practical guidance on how to prevent vehicle accidents on construction sites. It provides information on planning and managing vehicle operations; selecting and maintaining vehicles; and safe driving and working practices. It will be useful to clients, designers, employers, managers, the self employed, employees, safety representatives and plant hirers.

 

Also see:

INDG 199 - Workplace transport safety

INDG 382 - Road Safety - Managing Work Related (withdrawn - archive copy)

INDG 413 - Preventing falls from vehicles

HSG 136 - Workplace transport safety: An employers' guide

 

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HSG 150 - Health and safety in construction

HSG 150 - Health and safety in construction

 

This is the third edition of Health and safety in construction. It has been updated and expanded in the light of new legislation, in particular the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It also features new information on recent advances and examples of good practice in the construction industry.

 

This book is aimed at the small contractor but also applies to everyone involved in construction. It provides help and assistance on how to work safely on most tasks you will encounter. It will also help to identify the main causes of accidents and ill health and explains how to eliminate hazards and control risks. The guidance is simple but comprehensive. The solutions are straightforward and easy to adopt.

 

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