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Document ID (ISN)101459
CIS number 03-79
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG259 (rev.1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title An introduction to health and safety: Health and safety in small businesses
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2003. 33p. Illus.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This booklet on occupational safety and health is aimed mainly at persons who manage small firms, but also at employees and their representatives. It covers the key areas of risk at work: managing health and safety; slips, trips and falls; asbestos; hazardous substances; falls from heights; musculoskeletal disorders; display screens; noise; vibration; electricity; equipment and machinery; maintenance and building work; workplace transport; pressure systems; fire and explosion; radiation; stress; first aid; accident reporting. It includes a section on making a risk assessment and preparing a health and safety policy document. Replaces CIS 98-132.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; training material; plant safety and health organization; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) first-aid organization; safety guides; responsibilities of employers; notification of occupational accidents; electricity; asbestos; fire hazards; musculoskeletal diseases; maintenance; in-plant transport; explosion hazards; man-computer interfaces; stress factors; falls on the level; mechanical hazards; legislation; falls from heights; physical hazards; dangerous substances
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
OSH training