Occupational Health

  • 2014

    Occupational Hygiene Report Writing Information Sheet

    The ability to write effective reports helps occupational hygienists achieve their goals of preventing and controlling workplace hazards.

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  • 2014

    Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Guidance

    This guidance is written for employers, managers, employees and their safety representatives and those who provide, install and maintain local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems.

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  • 2013

    Driving for Work - Driver Health Guidelines

    The aim of these guidelines is to make working drivers more aware of the main health issues that may affect them and, consequently, to improve their ability to drive safely.

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  • 2012

    Night and Shift Work 2012

    The objective of this guide is to assist employers and employees and others to comply with health and safety legislation and in doing so minimise any adverse effects of night and shift work. It will help employers prevent fatigue and any associated illness arising in employees. It also provides advice for employees on what they can do in relation to sleep and rest, health promotion, lifestyle, socialisation and family life in order to ensure a healthy and productive life.

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  • 2011

    Tuberculosis - Protecting Healthcare Workers From Workplace Exposure

    This information sheet gives guidance on preventing employee exposure to tuberculosis (TB) disease in healthcare settings. The information is aimed at healthcare managers but will also be of interest to employees.

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  • 2011

    Controlling Legionnaires Disease in Healthcare Settings

    This information sheet highlights the main controls for Legionnaires’ disease in health care settings such as hospitals, care homes and dental facilities. The information sheet is aimed at existing operations and does not deal with new builds. The information provided supplements the general Legionnaires’ disease information sheet.

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  • 2011

    Intoxicants at Work Information Sheet

    Both employers and employees often ask questions of the HSA about intoxicants at work and specifically the duties that arise for them. This information sheet provides answers to the most frequently asked questions for the purpose of providing guidance on intoxicants in relation to health and safety at work.

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  • 2011

    Work Related Stress Information Sheet for Employees

    Work related stress (WRS) is stress caused by or made worse by work. This information sheet aims to help employees understand and deal with their own stress, in order to better equip them to overcome and cope with work-related stress, where it arises.

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  • 2011

    Work Related Stress A Guide for Employers

    Work related stress (WRS) is stress caused or made worse by work. Workplaces which have good communications, respectful relations and healthy systems of work can help people recognise and manage the type of stress which may have more than one cause; such workplaces tend to get the best results in achieving a health and productive workforce.

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  • 2010

    Workplace Health Toolkit for Small Businesses

    The area of workplace health, compared to workplace safety, is one in which many employers feel less competent and informed.

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