Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive, usually shortened to HSE in the “trade”, are the agency responsible for enforcing Health and Safety in the Workplace law in the UK. They also provide guidance on and promote awareness of these issues to the general public. Whilst it holds a key role in enforcing legislation, its mission is to also to help prevent people from being killed, injured or made ill whilst at work.

The Executive is directly responsible for legal compliance in higher risk locations e.g. oil rigs, mines, nuclear plants, factories, building sites and utilities as well as hospitals, schools and colleges and government locations.

In addition to the Executive, more than 400 local authorities are used to enforce Health and Safety law at a local level and are responsible for hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs, shops, offices, nurseries and playgroups, sheltered accommodation, care homes, places of worship and privately owned museums. A number of other agencies deal with specific aspects of Health and Safety e.g. the Fire Service for fire related issues and Environmental Health for food hygiene and pollution.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 gives the Executive’s inspectors, including those working in local authorities, wide ranging powers. Whilst their focus aims to be preventative and provide assistance, an inspector may informally advise you of a minor breach and explain how you can comply with the law and why the action is necessary. Continue Reading

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Common Health and Safety Hazards in Factories

Just like elsewhere in the western world, In the UK as well the government has prescribed some safety regulations that have to be adhered to by any workplace. Protection against health and safety hazards may even extend to the families of people employed in hazardous occupations. In the European Union, member countries have enforced authorities to ensure that the legal basics related to occupational health and safety hazards is followed in any case.

Hazard is something that can cause harm if not controlled. A risk is the probability of the outcome which will occur if harm occurs. The outcome can be defined as the result of an uncontrolled hazard. Risk analysis is conducted to identify hazards, evaluate the risk, and identify and prioritize the required actions.

Workplace safety hazards are normally grouped into environmental hazards, environmental agents, physical agents, physical hazards, chemical agents, and biological hazards. Environmental hazards normally include asphyxiation and dehydration. Environmental agents include heat and cold stress. Physical hazards include collision, tripping, falling, and electricity. Physical agents include noise, vibration, and lighting.

Other hazards are mechanical hazards, biological hazards, and chemical agents. Depending on the type of work that is done in a factory, safety precautions have to be employed. Office workers can be affected by a flu spread by a co-worker, and a factory worker can receive serious injury because of an accident. Common health and safety hazards can be avoided by taking necessary precautions. But, even with all necessary precautions accidents do occur. Continue Reading

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Environmental Medicine Available For Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction is the inability of a man to have erection or sustain the erection which is required for a successful sexual intercourse. It is commonly known as “Impotence”. It is caused due to several reasons like health problems, intake of harmful drugs and even due to alcohol and smoking. Almost all fields of medicine like allopathic medicines, ayurveda, and homeopathy have tried to resolve the issues and find a solution to erectile dysfunction. We can safely say that some of them achieve success to some extent, but yet there is no guarantee of a cure with most regimens.

If we come to the traditional beliefs of the treatments of ED, Asian cultures have different believes, as compared to the west. They strongly believe in the holistic approach when it comes to medicine and health. They truly idolize the natural treatments for the cure of diseases. This is something they have been doing for ages which has really worked very well.

Previously, experiments to check the efficiency of the herbal and environmental medicine were conducted on a trial basis, using animals, and had limited effects on human being. But recently, Asian herbal medicine has come to the forefront, and more people and physicians are turning to it, as it supposedly has lesser side effects.

The following are a list of the herbal medicines which are playing a very important part in curing one of the most common and threatening diseases in men known as erectile dysfunction. Continue Reading

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