This month’s news

Wood stacking guide

Guidance on the safe stacking of sawn timber and board materials has been
published by the Health and Safety Executive. The revised Woodworking
Information Sheet 2 looks at factors influencing stability, ground conditions,
bearer choice, stack height and banding condition, working practices and
storage area management.

Environment report

The HSE has published a report on the effects of environmental factors on
the leaching rates of biocides from antifoulage coatings. It provides an
environmental risk assessment package and data to underpin computerised risk
assessment models.

Offshore OH in focus

A conference on OH offshore is to be run by the HSE at the Aberdeen Bridge
of Don Exhibition and Conference Centre from 27 to 29 March. Among the speakers
will be OH practitioners, academics, consultants and regulators from the UK,
the Netherlands and Norway. Call 08701 545500.

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