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Occupational safety and health management theory is now rightly focused on pro-activity, risk assessment and management. But it remains important that organizations know what they need to do when accidents happen, both to comply with legislation and to extract all the information from the incident to improve their health and safety management. Tolley’s Workplace Accident Handbook presents in a single volume what needs to be done when an accident occurs – from emergency procedures and legal reporting requirements through to formal investigations and possible legal proceedings. In this new edition, chapters on first aid and accident investigation reports have been added and the rehabilitation chapter has been updated to cover the latest insurance industry initiatives. The Handbook also shows how to learn from the accident data gathered and how to implement recommendations into a company's health and safety management system. The text is supported by checklists, case studies and ready-to-use forms and templates. Health and Safety practitioners in all industries will find this Handbook is packed full of practical and legal advice. It will also be of use to lawyers dealing with accident claims, insurance risk managers, emergency planning, first aid, and enforcement officers, as well as to students on health and safety and specialist accident investigation courses. Mark Tyler is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and a leading Solicitor in the area of health and safety law who has worked on numerous high profile cases such as rail crashes and legionnaires disease. His expertise is supplemented with the practical knowledge of other experts in their individual subject areas.
Risk assessment has become the backbone of Health and Safety management in the UK and elsewhere. Employers have a legal duty to prove that risk assessments have been carried out and precautions have been implemented as far as (reasonably) practicable. Mike Bateman demystifies the risk assessment process and how it relates to UK legislation. He covers both the general techniques and the assessment of specific risks, such as hazardous substances (COSHH), noise, manual handling, DSE workstations, PPE, fire, asbestos and work at height. The book is designed to be user-friendly rather than overly legalistic or academic and tells the reader how to go about risk assessment, not just what the legislation requires. It contains numerous checklists, forms and worked examples for a variety of hazards and industries. This edition has been updated to take into account the impact of the following regulations on risk assessments: * Work at Height Regulations 2005 - full new chapter * Noise at Work Regulations 2006 * Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) 2006 * Revisions to Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations Mike Bateman runs his own health and safety consultancy and specialises in risk assessments. He is a corporate member of IOSH and a registered health and safety practitioner. * Comprehensive coverage of risk assessments and how they relate to UK legislation * Practical approach with numerous checklists and forms - no need to re-invent the wheel! * Covers all the main hazards and industries
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 modernised the UK’s approach to disaster and emergency management, taking into account the kinds of threats the country faces in the 21st century, including terrorist threats and threats to the environment. This third edition of the Tolley’s Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management has been fully updated to cover the topics and themes reflected in the Act, and collates all the key components of disaster and emergency planning for both the public and the private sector, covering both man-made and natural disasters. Written from a UK practitioner’s point of view, using case studies and examples, it helps readers to understand and formulate disaster and emergency policies and systems for their workplace. Its practical approach will help organizations to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a disaster. The new edition has been updated in line with the latest legislation: * Civil Contingencies Act 2004 * Amendment to the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations * Corporate Manslaughter Bill
This completely updated work fully equips you to deal with the latest health and safety regulations to comply with current law and practice. Adopting a user-friendly A-Z format, it presents clear narrative on the latest legislative changes and how they affect the role of the health and safety manager. Leading experts in health and safety offer insight on a range of subjects, from accident reporting to welfare facilities. This essential title provides an authoritative reference source covering key aspects of health and safety law and practice, as well as related environmental and employment information, in an easy-to-use A-Z format.Providing clear interpretation of legislation and regulations, on a range of subjects from accident reporting to workplaces and welfare facilities, the handbook is fully updated to include all new legislation since the previous edition.
Work-related illness and injury is costing organisations in the UK up to �18 billion per year. As employers have statutory duties under both the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 with regard to occupational health, it is essential that they are aware of their duties and the legal requirements.Tolley�s Guide to Managing Employee Health is designed for all those responsible for managing the health of employees and gives comprehensive guidance on how to set up and manage an employee health strategy. It clarifies the duties outlined by law so the employer can feel confident they are complying with the latest legislation.It includes comprehensive guidance on how to manage the risk to employee health in your organization and, more specifically, how to conduct risk assessments.Also covered are topical issues such as: Sick Building Syndrome Alcohol and Drugs Asbestos Stress Violence in the Workplace RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) LegionellosisGuidance on sensitive issues such as long-term sickness and unauthorized workplace absence are also addressed, enabling the manager to act with confidence.Each chapter includes a full discussion on the subject matter in hand, complete with relevant checklists so you can ensure that your own employee health strategy is being monitored and managed in the most effective way, whilst always complying with the law.
Legislation governing employee welfare is becoming increasingly strict, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in dealing with a diverse workplace. Every organisation contains employees who can be considered diverse. Diverse employee can include pregnant women, people with illnesses, young and old workers and those with disabilities. In today’s society, where more people with disability and illness are entering the workplace, it is essential for both the organisation and the employee that managers are able to deal effectively with a diverse workplace. Tolley’s Managing a Diverse Workplace provides unrivalled guidance on complying with the legislation and regulations specific to the management of diverse employees. Aimed at both HR and health and safety managers, this unique handbook comprehensively covers the key legislation that affects this important area. Other important features include: • Legislation, regulation and the employer • Legislation, regulation and health & safety • Managing the employment aspects of diverse employees • Managing the health & safety of diverse employees • Management systems / tools • Managing changing relationships • The future of diverse employees With corporate social responsibility being such a hot topic, the effective management of diverse employees is high on most companies’ agendas. This one-stop reference guide will ensure that organisations are sufficiently equipped to identify those workers considered to be at risk, and manage these risks to their mutual benefit.

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