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RR1113 – Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents

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Following the Buncefield explosion, a large body of published research has improved scientific understanding of the release event, the flammable cloud formation and the explosion. This report describes work done by HSE with US safety regulators to consolidate previous research and to incorporate recently published analysis into a single, systematic review of historical incidents.

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RR1112 – Summary of evidence – solvent-based hydrophobic coatings and risks for acute respiratory toxicity

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Water repellent coatings are increasingly used by different  industries to reduce water and dirt sticking to surfaces. The coatings can be applied by processes that minimise the risk that operators inhale the product but there is evidence that some products are applied by spraying, creating an inhalable mist. This review examined evidence about these coatings […]

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RR1089 – Leadership and Worker Engagement in the Ports Industry

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HSE’s 2014 Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Safety in Docks (L148) was developed through close consultation with employer and employee representatives. This qualitative study explored how leadership and worker engagement practices were implemented in GB ports.

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RR1088 – Multi-site delivery issues for heavy goods vehicles

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The purpose of this scoping study was to establish whether there were specific safety issues relating to multi-site deliveries, and how widespread these were within the UK road haulage industry. This study builds on previous work carried out on load securing of goods transported by road.

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RR1099 – Review of consequence model evaluation protocols for major hazards under the EU SAPHEDRA platform

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This report describes work done within the ‘SAPHEDRA’ collaborative EU platform for evaluation of consequence models. The work described here is a review of existing model evaluation protocols with recommendations for the structure and content of a new evaluation method that can be broadly applied to models used in risk assessment studies for hazardous materials.

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