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Document ID (ISN)31228
CIS number 79-887
ISBN(s) 0-11-883222-0
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Title Health and safety - Manufacturing and service industries 1977.
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive, London. H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, 1978. 84p. Illus. 9 ref. Price: ú2.75.
Abstract The total number of accidents reported in 1977 in all industries covered by the Factories Act was 244,436, with 357 fatalities, a record low total for this century (382 in 1976, 427 in 1975). Contents of the report: statistical tables; impact of safety policies and their implementation (joint management/worker initiatives, safety representatives, etc.); major incidents and incidents attracting publicity (hazards from gases; transport of hazardous materials; asbestos); plant and process hazards (flammable liquids, dusts, solids, gases, exothermic reactions, welding and cutting of plant, tanks and vessels); mechanical and electrical hazards (machine safety, glass-bottle manufacturing accidents); occupational hygiene (microbiological hazards, major hazard appraisal, textile dyestripping, carcinogenic substances survey, new developments in respirator design); national industry groups (health service, research establishments, rubber, paper and board, printing, docks, construction industry, food industry, plastics, footwear, leather, engineering, foundries, steelmaking, wire, rope, and cable-making, chemical industry, shipbuilding and ship-repairing, brewing, distilling, drink industries). The report of HM Explosives Inspectorate is appended.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; explosives industry; labour inspection
Descriptors (secondary) compressed gases; safety officers; occupational accidents; report; acetylene; asbestos; flammable substances; oxidizing substances; labour-management relations; transport of materials; statistics; unsafe practices; electrical accidents; mechanical hazards; legislation; enforcement; occupational hygiene
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Chemical industry