Mitigating the Risk of Silica Dust in Quarries

Mitigating the Risk of Silica Dust in Quarries

Mitigating the Risk of Silica Dust in Quarries One of the greatest dangers to workers’ health in quarries is the dust known as respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Anyone operating or managing a quarry is therefore required, under HSE Regulation, to reduce the...

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Carcinogens at Work

Carcinogens at Work

Carcinogens at Work Any substance that is capable of causing or aggravating cancer in humans or animals is labelled a carcinogen. Some of these substances are inhaled, others enter through the skin or mucous membranes. Carcinogenic substances cause cancer by directly...

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Occupational Asthma – A Guide

Occupational Asthma – A Guide

A guide to Occupational Asthma Occupational asthma is a lung condition caused by exposure to inhaled irritants in the workplace. This type of asthma can be developed working in a range of industry sectors. As an employer, it is your legal responsibility to protect...

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Reducing The Risk of UV Light In the Workplace

Reducing The Risk of UV Light In the Workplace

 Reducing The Risk of UV Light In the WorkplaceUV light is all around us, occurring naturally from sunlight, and applied artificially in commercial, industrial, and healthcare settings.This article is intended to raise awareness of the dangers of...

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Ventilation in the Workplace

Ventilation in the Workplace

Ventilation In The WorkplaceThe latest guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) encourages businesses to consider ventilation in the workplace alongside other control measures in order to limit transmission of COVID-19 aerosol particles in the...

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Understanding Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)

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

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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