10 Health and safety

Introduction
Health and safety at work
The main elements of Health and Safety Law
A summary of additional regulations
Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
Risks when working with visual display units (VDUs)
Reporting in hostile environments
Reporting sports events
Working as a freelance
And finally …
Suggested activities
Sources and resources

Introduction

It is not feasible to address here all health and safety issues within print and broadcast industries with their wide diversity of products and personnel. Suffice to say that this chapter will concentrate on Health and Safety Law as a whole with specific sections related to the work of journalists and broadcasters. Primarily, personal ...

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