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Guidance

Further information on work-related health topics, grouped by our defined risk categories or for specific audiences.

Biological risks

Guidance relating to biological risks (such as harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites) associated with work.

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Chemical risks

Guidance relating to chemical risks (such as exposure to hazardous substances, asbestos and lead) associated with work.

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Clean air guidance

Clean air information & guidance - sorted alphabetically by title.

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Ergonomic risks

Guidance relating to ergonomic risks, such as manual handling, shift work and job design, associated with work.

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Health-related safety risks

Health-related safety risks information & guidance - sorted alphabetically by title.

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Health risks guidance for business leaders

Guidance for business leaders on improving health practices in the workplace

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Physical risks

Guidance relating to physical risks, such as noise, vibration and sun exposure associated with work.

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Psychosocial risks

Guidance relating to psychosocial risks such as bullying, excessive workload or lack of autonomy associated with work.

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Impairment risks

Guidance relating to potential impairment risks at work such as fatigue, stress or drug/alcohol use.

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Last updated 17 October 2017

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PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.