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OSA Magazine | Issue 6

Balancing On A Banana Skin

Statistics show that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injuries globally in the workplace.


This year and in early 2012 the Emergency response community will start to see products being introduced to the marketplace that comply with a new series of National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) product performance standards. These standards have one major goal in mind, and that is to protect emergency personnel as they respond to incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) threat.

Eye Protection

With the ever rising need to comply with strict health and safety regulations, more and more organisations are forced to take a fresh look at issues surrounding the use of PPE.

Face Fit Testing

This article reviews UK practices and improvements made by stakeholder bodies supported by the Health and Safety Executive - including a professionally recognised accreditation scheme which aims to ensure the competency of fit test providers.

Gas Detection

Gases and vapours other than air can pose a threat to human life. The exact nature of this threat depends on the gas present, but in general we divide gas hazards into three main categories:

Handle With Care

The human hand has 27 bones, 35 muscles and more than 120 ligaments. The hand is the principal human body part used to physically manipulate the environment around us.

Working At Height [June 2011]

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into effect on April 6, 2005. The regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.

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