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When is hand-arm vibration hazardous?
What are an employer's duties with regard to asbestos and a building it repairs and maintains?
Where an employer identifies a confined space within its premises what should it do?
Is there a maximum workplace temperature beyond which employees cannot be expected to work?
Is there a minimum workplace temperature below which employees cannot be expected to work?
What are the main risks associated with display screen equipment?
Are employers required to pay for eye tests and glasses for their visual display unit operatives?
If an employer is required to pay for special corrective glasses for an employee to use for visual display unit work, is there a limit to how often the employer is required to pay for these?
What are manual handling operations?
What is included under the definition of personal protective equipment?
Can employers require all employees to wear a uniform?
Can an employer require employees to pay for their uniforms?
Why should personal protective equipment be considered after other means of protection against risks to health and safety?
Where an employer suspects that an employee is working under the influence of alcohol, what action can it take?
Where an employee slips on snow or ice on the employer's premises will he or she be entitled to compensation?
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