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HSE has published a new edition of the guidance book Controlling Noise at Work. https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l108.htm
This third edition of L108 is aimed at employers and other dutyholders and includes the Control of Noise at Work Regulations alongside guidance on what they mean, setting out an employer’s legal obligations to control risks to workers’ health and safety from noise. It also gives detailed advice on assessing risks, practical noise control, how to select and use hearing protection, what to consider when buying and hiring equipment and how to develop health surveillance procedures.
The HSE’s autumn health and safety initiative for the construction industry will focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease, looking at the control measures businesses have in place to protect their workers’ lungs from construction dust including silica, asbestos and wood dust. This month long program will commence on 4th October.
The HSE has developed new webpages on driving and riding safely for work. https://www.hse.gov.uk/roadsafety/index There is clear, simple guidance:for employers and those who engage drivers and riders on how to make sure the journey, driver and vehicle are safefor workers and those who drive and ride for work on their responsibilities