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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This month’s newsFatigue Index A “fatigueindex” has been developed by the HSE following research by the DefenceEvaluation and Research Agency. The index gives a method for determining thelikelihood of tiredness arising from key factors present in the workplace.Copies of Validation and Development of a Method for Assessing the RisksArising From Mental Fatigue are available priced £10 from HSE Books.   Tel01787 881165, fax 01787 313995 Injuriesin decline The HSC’s latestworkplace safety statistics show a fall in worker injuries in the year from 1April 1999 to 31 March 2000. The death rate fell from 253 to 218, while majorinjuries fell from 29,053 to 28,939. However, construction fatalities roseagain after reaching the lowest level ever recorded in 1998/99.BAprofile correction In our team profile onBritish Airways last month the number of cabin crew should have been given as14,500. The caption on the team photograph on p16 should have read: Standingfrom left: Zoe Spencer, Judy Cook, Dr Michael Bagshaw. Seated from left:  Dr Sandra Mooney, Samina Awan, HeatherTinker.QuarryingsafetyTough new targetswhich aim to cut the number of injuries in the quarrying industry by 2005 havebeen announced as the first sector-specific goal in the Government’sRevitalising Health and Safety strategy launched in June. Quarrying has 20times the fatal injury rate of British industry as a whole and the strategy hasindustry-wide backing.Policyguidance TheHSE has launched free guidance to help small firms set up their own health andsafety policy. Stating your Business describes how employers can organise andmanage health and safety.  Tel 01787881165, fax 01787 313995 HSEappointment Customsand Excise deputy chairman Timothy Walker has been appointed newdirector-general of the HSE, succeeding Jenny Bacon. He takes up his post on 1October. Codecomments TheHSC is seeking views on proposed changes to the approved code on theConstruction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994. Comments to Penny Tate,Health and Safety Executive, SPDC, 4SW, Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bride, LondonSE1 9HS.  Telephone 020-7717 6594 ore-mail [email protected] NewsOn 1 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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