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Useful HSG Health and Safety Guides - page 4
Health and safety guidance (HSG) publications
Guides between HSG 151 to HSG 177
HSG 151 - Protecting the public: Your next move
Construction work can kill people who do not work directly in the industry. The importance of protecting such people cannot be emphasised enough. Members of the public and children are killed or seriously injured from construction activity in accidents which could have been prevented.
This guidance is aimed at all those involved in construction, not only the principal contractor, but also the client, CDM co-ordinator and designer, where appropriate. It contains practical advice on how those designing, planning, maintaining and carrying out construction work can minimise the risks to those who are not involved in the construction process but may be affected.
HSG 158 - Flame arresters: Preventing the spread of fires and explosions in equipment that contains flammable gases and vapours
This publication has now been withdrawn.
For further information on moving and handling please go to these fire and explosion support pages.
HSG 159 - Managing contractors: A guide for employers.
Managing contractors has been written as a guide for small to medium-sized companies in the chemical industry, but it will also be of use to other industries and larger companies.
Safe working with contractors presents a challenge, but being a smaller company has its advantages. You can be more flexible in your approach and decisions can be made more quickly. Lines of communication are shorter, usually there are not too many people involved and it is easier to know who is around.
In this guidance we aim to help you understand what you need to do and give sound practical advice for action. Working together helps everyone to work safely.
HSG 166 - Formula for health and safety: Guidance for small and medium-sized firms in the chemical industry
Every year many people working in the chemical industry are injured, suffer ill health and sometimes die as a result of their work. There are legal health and safety requirements that you have to meet, but accidents also cost money and time – people off work, lost production, damage to buildings, plant or products and these costs are often not covered by insurance.
This book is aimed at small to medium-sized chemical businesses but will be of use to larger companies. It explains the principles of managing health and safety to enable you to achieve a health and safe site, identifies the main problem areas in the industry and gives guidance on what you need to do to control risks on your site.
HSG 167 - Biological monitoring in the workplace: A guide to its practical application to chemical exposure
This guide is for occupational hygienists, occupational health professionals and managers who are considering setting up and/or managing a biological monitoring programme for chemical exposure in the workplace. It may also be helpful to employee health and safety representatives.
It gives practical advice on setting up a programme, how to protect employees rights, what the law says, the role and use of biological monitoring guidance values and contains an Appendix about the technical aspects of biological monitoring.
HSG 168 - Fire safety in construction
Although the construction industry’s performance has improved over the past decade, the rates of death, serious injury and ill health for construction site workers are still too high. When construction activities are not adequately controlled, children and other members of the public can also be killed or injured, and property adjacent to construction sites be put at risk – for example, from a site fire large enough to spread off-site.
HSG 170 - Vibration solutions: Practical ways to reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration injury
This book is aimed at managers in industry who experience problems with vibration tools, which can cause hand-arm vibration syndrome and vibration white finger. It features case studies to demonstrate how vibration levels can be reduced and by how much. It describes solutions which have been adopted by industry and how much they cost using charts, illustrations and photographs to accompany a description of the methods used.
HSG 172 - Health and safety in sawmilling
Although standards of health and safety are much improved over recent years, sawmilling remains a high-risk industry.
This revised guidance comprehensively updates and expands the original Health and safety in sawmilling, published in 1997. This edition takes into account the higher levels of automation introduced into the industry, with the attendant increase in injuries caused by operator interventions. The guidance was produced in close consultation with the industry and represents current good practice.
HSG 173 - Monitoring strategies for toxic substances
This guidance highlights procedures in how to investigate employee exposure to toxic substances through inhalation that may be hazardous to health and how to control the nature of and extent to this exposure.
It is aimed at all employers in general and at all health and safety professionals where it can be a useful introduction to the subject as well as ensuring that you are doing enough to comply with the law.
It also targets non-specialists in order to help with gaining an initial understanding in order to be able to ask questions and seek advice from consultants and others.
HSG 175 - Fairgrounds and amusement parks: Guidance on safe practice
This publication provides guidance for all those involved in the organisation, operation and management of fairgrounds and theme parks.
It is primarily for ride controllers and operators, fair organisers, designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of fairground rides and ride inspection bodies. It will also be useful to event organisers and employees, the self-employed and contractors working in the fairground and amusement park sector.
This third edition gives a clearer explanation of what action to take and why. It has been co-written with the Fairgrounds Joint Advisory Committee to set out measures those involved in the industry should take to reduce risks, work safely and comply with the law.
HSG 176 - The storage of flammable liquids in tanks
This guidance applies to above and below ground fixed bulk storage tanks. It applies to premises where flammable liquids are stored in individual tanks or groups of tanks. It may also be applied to portable or skid-mounted vessels with capacities in excess of 1000 litres.
It also gives guidance on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of installation used for the storage of flammable liquids in fixed and transportable tanks operating at or near atmospheric pressure.
It will help you assess the risks arising from the use of flammable liquids and decide how to control those risks.
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 HSG51;
> Safe use and handling of flammable liquids HSG140.
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.
HSG 177 - Managing health and safety in dockwork
If you are involved in dock operations or if you supply labour for dockwork, this book can help you comply with the law and control risks. It explains what your specific health and safety duties are and shows how co-operation, co-ordination and controlling your contractors can help you manage safety successfully.
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