Tolley's Health & Safety At Work Service

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Written by a team of health and safety experts, this popular looseleaf service 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.

Issue 144, August 2020

The following chapters have been updated —
This chapter has been updated to include the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics on deaths due to asbestos-related diseases. It highlights the latest developments in the courts regarding the disclosure of information about asbestos to a non-party to a legal case. It also sets out recommendations for changes to the health and safety regime for managing asbestos following a review of research, policy and practice.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This chapter has been updated to include the latest government advice on social distancing and self-isolation, and for clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable people. It highlights research on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and workers and includes guidance for employers on the new NHS Test and Trace service.
Display Screen Equipment
With millions of people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, this chapter has been updated to include reference to HSE advice to employers on managing the risks of display screen equipment for homeworkers.
It includes the latest Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and HSE guidance for employers on working safely through coronavirus and government advice on a safe return to school and for public transport users and operators. It sets out trade union demands for a safe return to work and for the enforcement of health and safety in workplaces. It also looks at a joint statement issued by the Scottish government, HSE and Police Scotland on the role of ‘roving’ trade union safety representatives in non-unionised workplaces.
Facilities Management – An Overview
This chapter has been generally updated.
Harassment in the Workplace
This chapter has been generally updated.
Joint Consultation in Safety – Safety Representatives, Safety Committees, Collective Agreements and Works Councils
This chapter has been generally updated.
Noise at Work
This chapter has been updated to include the latest HSE on work-related hearing loss. It sets out amendments to the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations in preparation for a UK product certification system post-Brexit and highlights the latest developments in the courts regarding compensation for work-related hearing damage.
An updated index is included.
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Andrea Oates , BSc, Health and Safety Researcher, Labour Research Department Contributor
Eur Ing Kevin Chicken , BA (Hons), MSc, CEng, MIMechE, MIQA, CFIOSH, RSP Consultant, Norwich Union Risk Services Contributor
John Wintle , MA (Oxon), MSc, CEng, MI Mech E, Consultant Engineer, TWI (The Welding Institute); Natalie Wood, BSc (Eng), Solicitor, CMS Cameron McKenna Contributor
Lawrence Bamber , BSc, DIS, MASSE, FIRM, FIOSH, RSP, Managing Director, Risk Solutions International Contributor
Lynda Macdonald , MA, FCIPD, LLM, Employment Law and Management Training Consultant Contributor
Mark Rutter , BSc, PhD, Environmental Advisor, CMS Cameron McKenna Contributor
 Nicholas Humphreys LLB, LLM, Solicitor, Barrister (non-practising), Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP Author
Nicola Coote , FIOSH, MIIRSM, MRSH, MCIPO, RSP, Director of Personnel, Health and Safety Consultants Ltd Contributor
Robert Greenfield , HNC, BIFM Qual Pt1, NEBOSH Nat Gen Cert, Dip H & S National Health and Safety Manager, George S Hall Ltd (GSH) Contributor
Subash Ludhra , BSc, RSP, FIOSH, Dip Env Man, Director Quality Assurance & Training, Initial Catering Services Ltd Contributor