Behavioural safety management is an approach used to address the link between the behaviour of the workforce and workplace accidents. It’s sometimes known as safety behaviour modification, behaviour-based safety, or referred to as behavioural safety approaches. Ultimately, they are all forms of behaviour modification. The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidelines on this method, […]
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2019 may have been a year of uncertainty in the UK and beyond, but it has been a period of stability and growth at Contego Safety Solutions. We have continued to offer the best service to our clients, and more and more we are seeing our customers appreciating the quality of the products we produce […]
The Health and Safety Executive’s annual Health and Safety at Work report, detailing work-related ill-health and injury rates, highlighting trends and issues to help health and safety managers understand cross-industries patterns, makes for insightful reading for the utilities industry, where workers can face a range of potentially dangerous hazards. The latest statistics come as the […]
Safety in an organisation is often cited as the number one imperative. An inherent safety culture with a track record that reflects high standards is something a business can pride itself on. To understand how safe an organisation is, targets must be set, monitored and measured, and any areas for improvement identified and actioned. That’s […]
Health and safety professionals are skilled at profiling health and safety risks and deciding on preventative and protective measures. They can instruct the workforce of the policies and monitor and report to ensure a safe working environment for all. But health and safety professionals also have a role in managing upwards, ensuring that the senior […]
Keeping the UK’s road network running smoothly is essential but dangerous work. A recent survey by highways maintenance company, Amey, revealed some alarming statistics for roadworkers: despite 87% of drivers acknowledging that being a road worker in the UK is a dangerous occupation, almost three quarters admitted they had exceeded the speed limits designed to […]
Every day millions of people are exposed to dust, dirt, fumes and dangerous substances while carrying out their jobs, resulting in thousands of deaths every year due to occupational lung disease. Campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of respiratory diseases, such as those being run by British Safety Council and British Occupational Hygiene Society, […]
The annual Safety in Construction Show serves as a timely reminder of the hazards and challenges faced by those working on construction and civil engineering sites. Construction, along with agriculture, annually tops the list of industries accounting for the greatest number of fatalities, averaging 39 deaths a year. In many cases the provision and enforcement […]
The five most dangerous substances that workers in Europe are exposed to have been named as silica, asbestos, solvents, non-infectious biological agents and wood dust. This is one of the main conclusions of a recent study conducted by the Institute of Occupational Medicine and commissioned by EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at […]
The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) new enforcement expectation regarding the control of exposure to welding fumes, including that for mild steel welding, came into force in February, following scientific evidence that suggests exposure to mild steel fumes can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer. The HSE subsequently reclassified these fumes as a human […]