- Registration is now open for the IICRCandrsquos second annual technical conference andldquoThe Summit at Lone Mountainandrdquo which will be held August 9-11 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky Mont. The S
- John C. Solloway Jr. OwnerSoil-Away Cleaning andamp Restoration Services Hooksett N.H.How did you land in this industry? I was working in the corporate worl
- The IICRC announces the publication of ANSIIICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup 1st edition 2017.The new ANSIIICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup is approved by the American National Standards Institute ANSI and defines the criteria and methodology used by the technician for
- Seeking Standards Consensus Body volunteers The IICRC continues to seek volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following StandardsandbullANSIIICRC S100 Standard for Professional
- This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.
- This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.
- This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the ART tool to help recognise, assess, and reduce upper limb disorder risks in your organisation. It will benefit those already involved in workplace MSD risk management (e.g. manual handling risk assessments) who wish to expand their knowledge on the topic of upper limb disorders
- This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation. It is suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies.
- This new HSL course is designed to help you review existing procedures effectively and equip you with the capability to write new ones. It is based on human factors good practice in designing, developing and writing procedures and other job aids and enhancing compliance.
- This two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.
- This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of ‘domestic premises’, such as landlords’ duties for rented accommodation.
HSL: Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls â€“ BOHS Approved â€“ Buxton, 26 April 2017Local exhaust ventilation is a commonly used method of controlling workers’ exposure to airborne contaminants. However, LEV is not always as effective as it could be and all too often fails to protect workers’ health.
- This course will help you understand the design features of stairs which can give rise to a risk of falling, and identify simple remedial improvements to reduce the likelihood of a fall.
- This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls. It is delivered by experts in accident investigation and has a practical focus on understanding the causes of slips, trips and falls and reducing the risk of future incidents.
HSL: Machinery Series – Designing & Specifying Safety Related Control Systems – Buxton, 27 April 2017This course will help delegates understand how to specify and design safety related control circuits which comply with the requirements of both the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
- This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2009 legislation, as revised, as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations.
- This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010.
- This course covers the activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.
Birmingham Working Well Together Group â€“ Free Harness Awareness Training â€“ various dates availableAimed at the SME and small businesses this free awareness course is available on the following dates:
Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Keepmoat Head Office, Gorsey Lane, Coles Hill, B46 1JU
Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Arco, Merry Hill, Dudley Court North, Brierley Hill, DY5 1XP
Friday 19th May 2017 – MACE , Albert House, Albert Street, Birmingham, B4 7UD
- We are looking for nominations to celebrate a young person or team of young people (under 25 years of age) who have shown positive interventions, initiatives, actions or documentation relating to Health and Safety in the workplace. The Award is aimed at those in a work placement, apprenticeship or in employment.
- By Elizabeth CamachoHiring a bad employee is a costly matter for businesses nationwide. According to the US Department of Labor the cost of a bad hire is 30 percent of the terminated employeesandrs
- By Danyelle HildrethWith an estimated 2.8 billion global social media users in 2017 spending an average of two hours and 19 minutes on social media per day itandrsquos easy to understand why
- By Cerila Gailliard PMP CSMWhen we think of a solid foundation we are inclined to picture a house being built. We see the construction crew clearing away the site debris digging holes and
- As a benefit for Certified Firms the IICRC produces a monthly webinar series featuring tips from industry experts on how you can better market your business to consumers and generate new sales leads. Featuring topics ranging from search engine optimization SEO to tips on growing your restoration firms to marketing during
- An Essex company who are specialists in gas infrastructure have been fined after an employee suffered serious injury when a pipe fell into the trench he was working in and struck him.
- Moy Park Ltd has been fined after a worker was injured at the company’s site in Anwick near Sleaford, Lincolnshire
- PD Lift Services Limited has been fined £36,000 after a worker lost his thumb while working on passenger lifts in north London.
- Penrith based bakery Bells of Lazonby Limited has been fined after two workers suffered hand injuries while operating machinery on site.
- Two family run companies have been fined after admitting health and safety failings at a site in Manchester, where they were carrying out a basement conversion.
- A Birmingham electrician has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community after his trainee fell three and a half metres through a plasterboard ceiling.
- New addition to the Legionnaires’ disease frequently asked questions page covering HSE’s current position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks
- A cable manufacturing company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered the loss of his left little finger.
- An unregistered plumber has been sentenced after conducting gas work and leaving it in a dangerous state.
- Store stopped providing empty ‘tester’ perfume bottles to customer for health and safety reasons.
- Supermarket deli refused customer request to leave plastic wrapping on liver sausage stating that it was a ‘choking hazard’.
- BAM Construction Limited and Shoreland Projects Limited have been fined after a man suffered multiple life changing injuries including severe burns to his neck.
- Bryan Alexander Ltd has been fined after one its workers was crushed by a hydraulic extension on one of its vehicles on the roadside in Plymouth.
- An oil company has been fined £1.65m following an explosion at its Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port.
- Two companies have been fined after unsafe asbestos work was carried out on a property in Leatherhead, Surrey.
- Multi-Stroke Ltd has been fined after a worker’s left hand was crushed, causing him to lose his thumb, index and middle fingers.
- Electricity North West Ltd has been fined £900,000 after a worker died from falling six metres while carrying out routine maintenance of power lines.
- Coldmac Limited has been fined after one of its workers suffered life changing injuries to his hand which required surgical intervention.
- A construction firm has been sentenced following the death of Philip Griffiths at Heathrow Airport in October 2014.
- Two roofing companies have been fined after a worker fell nine metres through a skylight onto concrete flooring below.
- An aircraft engineering company has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an aeroplane.
- A Manchester building contractor and a company owner have appeared in court after a worker was seriously injured on a refurbishment site.
- Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height.
- A family owned Norfolk farming company has been fined after an employee died at its grain storage facility.
- A Kettering based care home company has been fined after a 16-year-old boy drowned at a disused quarry on a day trip.
- Rising water is one of the gravest and frightening problems that a business or homeowner may face and the resulting flood clean-up is both costly and time-consuming. It is a scary prospect watching floodwaters creep slowly toward the home or office. If high water makes an incursion severe damage and a horrible clutter of muck debris and g
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