Managing upper limb disorders in the workplace
A brief guide
This revised leaflet for employers deals with upper limb disorders (ULDs) which affect the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers, as well as the neck.
what upper limb disorders;
their symptoms and causes;
how to manage the risks around them;
what employers can do to help their workers.
It now includes a simple filter to help identify low-risk tasks which do not need further assessment.
The main messages about the actions employers and workers should take to prevent risks have altered very little since the previous 2013 version.
There is no change in policy or regulation. INDG171(rev 3) published Jan 2020.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a London-based pharmacy £275,000 for failing to ensure the security of special category data Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, which supplies medicines to customers and care homes, left approximately 500,000 documents in unlocked containers at the back of its premises in Edgware.
The documents included names, addresses, dates of birth, NHS numbers, medical information and prescriptions belonging to an unknown number of people More
Nursing home fined £12,000 for safety breach which led to resident’s death.
A Co Down Northern Ireland, Slieve Dhu Nursing Home nursing home that admitted a health and safety breach, which led to an 82-year-old resident’s death, has been fined £12,000.
On 22 June, however, the resident was at the toilet but she had been left alone when staff “heard a thump” and found that “she had hit her head very badly and had a head wound”, said the lawyer. Taken to hospital, the resident passed away four weeks after the fall after suffering a bleed to her brain. She was also suffering from pneumonia. More
The RMBI has been ordered to pay £50,000 plus legal costs, following an incident at a care home in which a person sustained serious injuries.
The care provider – which runs Cornwallis Court, Bury St Edmunds – was fined at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court (10January 2020), having pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care and treatment, resulting in avoidable harm to a resident of the home. Cornwallis Court is a nursing home accommodating older people, including people living with dementia.
The prosecution was brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).More
Additional Guidance for Fire Safety in Residential Care Homes
Review Statement Oct 2019. Please Note.
“In agreement with the NFCC (previously CFOA) it has been agreed that the additional guidance on residential care premises will still stand and not be reviewed until the outcome of the Hackitt report is finalised and we have scrutinised the implications in conjunction with the NFCC representative.” — NASHiCS.
Members have been asking when?
No time scales at present but there will be a meeting in London with interested parties on the 31st January to discus.