Understanding Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)

Workplace Exposure LimitsWorkplace Exposure Limits (WELs) provide accurate information on the severity of hazardous substances so that employers can put procedures in place to ensure the safety of their workforce.This brief guide to WELs will help you to...

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Lighting Surveys: What Every Business Needs to Know

Why is Good Lighting in the Workplace Important?Businesses must provide healthy, safe and secure working environments in accordance with the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.This includes the provision of suitable lighting so that...

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How to Assess Hearing Protection Suitability

The Danger of Exposure to NoiseExposure to noise at work can harm the health of workers. The most obvious effect of noise exposure is loss of hearing. This accounts for almost a third of all work-related diseases.It is the most common occupational disease...

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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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