COSHH – Principle 8: New COSHH Measures; New Risks

New COSHH Measures; New RisksThe development of effective processes and new COSHH measures are essential to a safe and happy workplace.They also involve substantial investment in time, energy and money. However, the temptation to shoe-horn process...

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Formaldehyde Reclassified as Carcinogen

What is Formaldehyde?Formaldehyde is a naturally-occuring organic compound. It is found in a number of different materials, and is used to manufacture a variety of man-made products, including plastics, carpets, shampoos and glues. It is also found in many...

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Exposure to Silica Dust: What You Need to Know

What is Silica?Silica is a hard, unreactive and colourless compound found in rocks, sand and clay and in products such as bricks and concrete. It is also used as filler in some plastics. These materials create dust when they are cut, sanded, carved etc.The...

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Legionella Restart Guide

The wheels of manufacturing are starting to turn again. However, a new version of normal will greet us as we return to work.Rather than simply picking up where we left off, we will have extra considerations to make. We will need to take account of the need...

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Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Restart Check

As the coronavirus lockdown is starting to be relaxed, many manufacturing businesses will be restarting equipment that may have been sat idle for two months.In order to ensure the safety of your workplace, you should complete a restart check before using...

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EH40 and the Latest Updates Explained

EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits Version 4On 17 January 2020, the fourth edition of HSE’s guidance document ‘EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits’ came into force, introducing new and revised workplace exposure limits for 13 substances.For organisations...

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Welding Fumes Regulatory Changes: November 2019 Update

Welding Fumes Enforcement ExpectationsAs a result of the HSE Change in Enforcement Expectations for Welding Fumes released in February 2019, there has accordingly been a revision of the COSHH advice to ensure that any welding fume released is adequately...

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