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SHIFT website downloads page is live

The downloads page for the SHIFT website has today gone live with the first two documents being made available for public download. The first two documents are the HSE operational plan for 2019/20 which details which areas will be visited by the HSE during a planned intervention between October & December 2019, and, the HSE research report RR1115 - Exposure to substances hazardous to health in foundries.  This report looks at working practices in foundries and the exposure to hazardous ...
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Can we put a cost on getting health and safety wrong? – We can give it a good go!

People say you can’t truly understand the costs of doing health and safety versus not doing it. This may be true, it may not be.  There are many intangible effects that are hard to quantify, but somethings such as less sickness absence, less accidents resulting in time lost through injuries etc. can be measured.  Doing so, can help offer benefits to businesses and help them understand the long term costs saved by not causing injury or ill-health to the workforce ...
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Welding fume question and answer session with the HSE

As part of the record equalling SHIFT forum held in early July 2019, the HSE provided three key people involved in the new work on tackling welding fume to come along and offer delegates an almost unique open question and answer session related directly to the change in classification and what it means for welding in foundries. Information presented on the day included: The HSE web pages for the welding section are being removed. Information where possible that could be ...
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Dedicated visits to foundries as part of the HSE 2019/20 operational plan

The UK government directs what needs to be done to help keep people safe and healthy. Hence in the UK we have our regulator, the Health & Safety Executive. As part of this the HSE create an overall strategy for helping to improve health and safety in the workplace. At present we have the Helping Great Britain Work Well campaign as part of this.  A number of key elements get built into the overall strategy and at present there are ...
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SHIFTing Health & Safety with Record Attendance

A record equalling 91 delegates attended the July 2019 SHIFT forum, which focussed on welding fume and how to handle the risk from exposure to fumes and dust in the workplace. Due to the importance of the topic, CMF opened the event up to non-SHIFT members and several CMF member companies took advantage of the opportunity to attend. Delegates were treated to a number of informative presentations including a unique opportunity for an open question & answer session with leading ...
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