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Hazards that roadside and traffic management workers face (and how to avoid them)

Hazards that roadside and traffic management workers face (and how to avoid them)

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Britain’s roads are some of the busiest in the world. They are also some of the safest, according to the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA). However, while national figures show casualties are at their lowest level for over 40 years overall, injuries to UK’s the 4,000 road workers are on the rise. Ensuring the safety…

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A Burning Issue - Fire Heat Protection

A burning issue: fire and heat protection

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While protection from fire becomes a hot topic at this time of year, for some, fire and extreme heat are a year-round danger. Every year, thousands of injuries occur due to inappropriate or insufficient provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and fire retardant protective clothing. And those working in industries such as aviation and utilities…

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Get Ready For Winter Working - How To Protect From Cold Stress

Get ready for winter working – how to protect from cold stress

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Feeling the cold is never pleasant. But exposure to icy conditions over a prolonged period of time can cause extreme discomfort, reduced productivity and even harm to a person’s health. Have you considered how to protect your workforce against the dangers of cold stress? Cold stress occurs when the body is unable to stay at…

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Get Ready For Winter Working - How To Choose The Right Footwear

Get ready for winter working – how to choose the right footwear

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The challenges of working in extreme cold conditions are many and varied. When facing extreme cold, our bodies are programmed to keep the core warm at the cost of the extremities by constricting blood supply to limbs and digits. In almost continual contact with cold ground surfaces and potentially ice, workers’ feet are in need…

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