Some work can cause life-threatening lung diseases. Find out how to protect your workers when they do these tasks:
Regularly lifting, carrying or handling materials and items can cause serious injuries. Do not accept these injuries as an inevitable part of your work. This page tells you how to control these risks and why. More detailed information is available on the main HSE manual handling page.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 says you must prevent or reduce risks from lifting, carrying and handling loads.
The Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) tool has been developed to help you identify higher risk tasks.
Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 and it causes around 5,000 deaths every year.
HSE publish revised version of an asbestos publication.
The new edition of ‘Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide’ (HSG248) provides clarification on technical and personal safety issues, especially in relation to sampling and 4-stage clearances. New information on sampling soils for asbestos is also included.