Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article NewsOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today This month’s newsTractor deaths study Lap straps on tractors would have prevented at least some of the 27 deaths inthe past 10 years among tractor drivers who were thrown from their cabs whentheir tractors overturned, according to new research carried out for the HSE bythe Transport Research Laboratory. The research used computer modelling tocompare injuries suffered by drivers when using or not using a lap strap. Theeffectiveness of lap straps as seat restraints on tractors in the event ofoverturning, price £20, is available from HSE Books tel: 01787 881165, fax:01787 313995. Safer docks call The docks industry needs to reduce accidents and address modern workingmethods, says shipping minister Keith Hill. Three people died and 709 wereinjured as a result of dock work in 1999-2000. The Health and Safety Commissionis reviewing all the areas involved in health and safety in the docks industry.Advice on gloves A leaflet on choosing the right gloves for the right job has been publishedby the HSE. Selecting protective gloves for work with chemicals is availablefrom HSE Books tel: 01787 881165, fax: 01787 313995. Single copies are free,packs of 10 are £5.