Quarterly updates for the rail industry on ORR's health programme

We produce a quarterly industry brief that provides updates on key occupational health issues. We include guidance on legal compliance, good practice, and new health resources.

Each update contains key messages for rail duty holders on current health management topics, which ORR inspectors may use to inform discussions on occupational health during inspection and/or routine liaison meetings.

We have covered a range of health risk management topics including, for example, legionella, asbestos, diesel engine exhaust fumes, work related stress, musculoskeletal risk, hand arm vibration, as well as broader issues such as rail manager competence on health. We also aim to share existing good practice and alert you to new relevant health resources.

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Index of key health topics covered in occupational health programme updates

  • Health risk management in rail industry – June 2011, April 2012, July 2012, July 2013, October 2013, January 2014, May 2014, July 2014, October 2015, April 2016, July 2016
  • Health risk assessment – April 2011, September 2011, July 2013, October 2013, January 2014, July 2014, May 2015, January 2016
  • Manager competence on health – July 2012, April 2013, January 2014, January 2015, October 2015
  • Workforce involvement on health – March 2011, September 2011, January 2013, January 2014, January 2016, October 2016
  • Substances hazardous to health – October 2016
    • Asbestos – July 2012, January 2014, July 2014, January 2016
    • Silica – December 2011, January 2013, April 2013, January 2014, July 2014, May 2015, October 2015, January 2016, April 2016. January 2017
    • Diesel engine exhaust emissions – October 2012, April 13, July 2014, January 2015, January 2017
    • Lead – October 2013, October 2014
    • Welding fume - May 2014
    • Isocyanates – July 2014
  • Biological hazards
    • Legionella – June 2011, January 2013, July 2013, January 2014, May 2014
    • Leptospirosis – July 2013
  • Respiratory protective equipment – October 2012, April 2013, April 2016, January 2017
  • Work related stress – March 2011, September 2011, October 2012, January 2013, January 2014, October 2014, October 2015, October 2016, January 2017
  • Musculoskeletal disorders and HAVs – September 2011, April 2012, July 2013, July 2014, May 2015, January 2016, July 2016
  • RIDDOR reporting of occupational disease – January 2013, July 2013, October 2013, July 2014, July 2016
  • Health surveillance - May 2014, January 2016, April 2016, July 2016
  • Manual handling – October 2016

Previous quarterly updates