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Legislation bulletins

Each week, we aim to share a piece of legislation or a statistic relating to on-site health, and distil it into a quick-read bulletin. We do this to increase awareness and make such information readily accessible to all, to help safeguard those on site and make it easier to ensure that the right protection is in place.

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DEEEs Smoke Indicators. RVT Group

DEEEs Smoke Indicators

Smoke can help you determine the risk caused by diesel engine exhaust emissions

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Maximum Noise Levels Allowed. RVT Group

Maximum Noise Levels Allowed

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 sets out clear guidelines on excess noise

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Excessive Noise On-Site?. RVT Group

Excessive Noise On-Site?

Excess noise must be minimised to reduce health risks to site personnel

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Controlling Dust Methods. RVT Group

Controlling Dust Methods

Having an effective method of dust control on site is paramount in minimising health risks

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Construction Site Carcinogens. RVT Group

Construction Site Carcinogens

In June 2012 the IARC classified diesel engine exhaust emissions as carcinogenic

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Noise Regulations. RVT Group

Noise Regulations

Over-exposure to excess noise could result in tinnitus or permanent hearing loss

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The Deadly Effects of Silica. RVT Group

The Deadly Effects of Silica

1000 people die each year in the UK from exposure to silica dust - that's 19 every week

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Managing the Risk of Dust. RVT Group

Managing the Risk of Dust

Three key ways to manage the risk of dust to the health of site workers

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Construction Dust: The Law. RVT Group

Construction Dust: The Law

Construction dust can seriously damage health and sometimes, even prove fatal

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The Risks of Cold Stress. RVT Group

The Risks of Cold Stress

Prolonged exposure to low temperatures can have a detrimental impact on the health of site workers.

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Working in Cold Weather: Law. RVT Group

Working in Cold Weather: Law

Whilst there is a legal minimum temperature requirement for indoor working, there's none for outdoor working.

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2nd Highest Reported Risk. RVT Group

2nd Highest Reported Risk

Lifting and moving heavy and awkward loads accounts for the second highest reported risk in the construction industry.

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Basic H&S Law Requirements. RVT Group

Basic H&S Law Requirements

Employers have a duty to protect their site personnel as well as members of the public in the vicinity.

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Latest Asbestos Figures. RVT Group

Latest Asbestos Figures

In 2014 there were 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures.

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Diesel Fumes: Fast Facts. RVT Group

Diesel Fumes: Fast Facts

In the UK, it’s estimated that around 500,000 workers could be exposed to high levels of diesel engine exhaust fumes.

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Silica dust – max levels allowed. RVT Group

Silica dust – max levels allowed

Silica dust is a killer if inhaled without control. The legal limit is surprisingly low – check it

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