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Document ID (ISN)29483
CIS number 78-1191
ISBN(s) 0-11-883022-8
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive, London.
Title Health and safety - Manufacturing and service industries 1976.
Bibliographic information H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, 1978. 80p. Illus. Price: ú2.50.
Abstract The total number of accidents reported in 1976 in all industries covered by the Factories Act was 241,685, with 382 fatalities, a significant reduction compared with the 1975 figures (427). Fatal and severe accident rates are shown. Sections of the report are devoted to: impact of safety policies and their implementation; trade union involvement in safety and health at work; management training and management involvement; occupations which received no protection under previous health and safey legislation; launderettes (hazards, new legal responsibilities, etc.); carcinogens, toxic metals, arsine, chlorine, isocyanates, asbestos, cotton and allied fibres, silica, other dusts, noise, vibration, etc.; foundries; LPGs, flammable liquids, solids and dusts, boiler explosions, pressurised systems, etc.; mechanical and electrical hazards; hoists and lifts, fork lift trucks, cranes, straddle carriers, working platforms, storage racking, etc. Reports of the Railway Inspectorate and HM Explosives Inspectorate are appended.
Descriptors (primary) explosives; labour inspection; rail transport; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) materials handling; role of management; dangerous substances; carcinogens; laundries; report; toxic substances; respirable dust; dangerous equipment; lifting equipment; statistics; electrical accidents; role of government; role of workers' organizations; legislation; machinery guarding regulations; foundries; occupational accidents
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Rail transportation