|MPA Health and Safety Awards 2022|
Videos of the entries that either won or were finalists in the 8 Topic Awards can now be viewed on the MPA's video channel.
Also available are videos of the Young Leader Awards, Individual Recognition, John Crabbe and Sir Frank Davies Awards, 'The Fatal 6' feature and an extended video that combines all of the awards.
Please review these innovations that are improving health and safety in the mineral products industry and see which ones could be applied or adapted to make your workplace safer. Share them with your colleagues.
We are all 'Safer by Sharing'
|MP Connect Webinar - 6th February|
MPA Webinar on MP Connect - Monday 6th February 2023
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MP Connect has been developed by MPQC with support from the MPA Safer by Partnership Working Group. With over 15,000 drivers cards now issued, it is strongly recommended by MPA to its members.
The Contractor (individual) element is also now live, with the Contractor (company) element under development. The webinar will provide members with an opportunity to learn more about the features and functionality of MP Connect and will include a Question and Answer session.
|MPA health and safety self-audit tool - December 2022|
MPA has relaunched a health and safety self-audit tool which is free and easy to use.
The programme automatically generates a report that identifies areas where some action may be required, or where the user may need to seek some external specialist advice, the system provides the user with a prioritised list based on traffic light colour codes.
This is a key part of MPA’s Safer by Association initiative focussed on providing support to SME’s. It is based on a simple scoring system, which can be used by anyone with a good, basic knowledge of health and safety. This audit tool is a development of an earlier MPA system but has been upgraded with improved functionality and updated to reflect current good practice.
|Fatal 4 - HSE is inspecting manufacturing business where materials that contain silica are used|
From October, HSE Inspectors will be visiting manufacturing business where materials such as stone, rocks, sand and clay are used. This will include:
- Brick and tile manufacturers
- Stone working
Please see HSE bulletin that provides more information and links to guidance on control measures.
Employers have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety and ensure they comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).
Inspectors will be checking that dutyholders know the risks associated with inhalation of RCS and have effective controls in place to keep workers safe and protect their respiratory health.
Please also see the Fatal 4 section on Safequarry
|Loading Bulk Wagons - Code of Practice 2019|
The purpose of this approved code of practice is to offer guidance to parties engaged in the process and management of loading bulk products onto rail wagons, such that the risks associated with the transportation of wagons are minimised. Included is the management of risk associated with residual / incomplete loading and unloading events.
The provisions of this guidance document relate to bulk products as defined: unbound, solid, particulate materials. It has been produced by the National Freight Safety Group.
|National Freight Safety Group||18/08/2022