Health, safety & environment - Chemicals

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LEAD PAINT - 01.07.2024

Are you worried about lead in your old paintwork?

One of our subscribers has purchased a 100-year-old building and is planning a refurbishment which will disturb layers of old paint. Should they be concerned about lead pigments that may have been used in the past?
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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES - 01.07.2024

Huge fine for failure of permit to work system

A fatal incident has seen Tata Chemicals Europe Limited prosecuted for failing to have in place a permit to work (PTW) for hazardous work at a live chemical plant. Why was this and how should you control working with dangerous substances?
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PPE - 17.06.2024

What is face fit testing?

If your staff work with dusts and other chemicals that put them at risk of ill health through inhalation, you may provide them with PPE. However, it’s also important to ensure that they are wearing it correctly, so how do you achieve this?
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PPE - 21.05.2024

How to protect against hand injuries

Workers’ hands are exposed to a multitude of hazards in the workplace. Selecting appropriate gloves is essential for ensuring their hands remain safe. Along with size, what else should be considered when purchasing hand protection?
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RIDDOR - 09.05.2024

RIDDOR guidance updated - what’s new?

The HSE has updated its guidance regarding the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. What do you need to know?
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CHEMICAL SAFETY - 26.03.2024

Know your hazard and precautionary statements

All substances are supplied with a label and a safety data sheet (SDS) which gives you information about the properties of the chemical. But what is a hazard or precautionary statement, what information is provided and how should you use this?
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Health, safety & environment - Chemicals

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RIDDOR - 09.05.2024

RIDDOR guidance updated - what’s new?

The HSE has updated its guidance regarding the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. What do you need to know?
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PPE - 21.05.2024

How to protect against hand injuries

Workers’ hands are exposed to a multitude of hazards in the workplace. Selecting appropriate gloves is essential for ensuring their hands remain safe. Along with size, what else should be considered when purchasing hand protection?
Read more

PPE - 17.06.2024

What is face fit testing?

If your staff work with dusts and other chemicals that put them at risk of ill health through inhalation, you may provide them with PPE. However, it’s also important to ensure that they are wearing it correctly, so how do you achieve this?
Read more

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