Chemical Hazards




Hand protection: are you odds or evens?

Gregory Tessier, product development manager for hand protection specialists Globus explores how regular hand protection policy reviews can enable safety […] Read More

£3m fine after toxic vapour cloud kills worker

A chemical company has been fined over £3 million after a worker was killed when overcome by a toxic vapour […] Read More

What has COMAH ever done for us?

COMAH is often seen as something for large businesses in the chemicals sector to consider. However, its principles can influence […] Read More

Musculoskeletal injuries: behind the microscope

At its heart, health and safety is about the prevention of pain and suffering. Sam Alexander and Chris Lea discuss why laboratory-based scientists should be concerned with the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries just as much as chemical and biological hazards. Read More

Gas and vapour warnings “first of its kind”

A new product has been launched which, according to manufacturers 3M, is the first of its kind and will help […] Read More

Sellafield radioactive waste analysis contract awarded

Amec Foster Wheeler today announced it has won a 10-year contract to supply radioactive waste analysis to the Sellafield site […] Read More

Chemical hand protection

The ALTO PLUS 260 glove is designed to protect workers’ hands from chemical exposure, which makers from Mapa Professionnel say […] Read More

Platform operators must comply with hazardous materials requirements

Owners and operators contemplating the dismantling of offshore platforms may not be fully aware of their legal responsibilities in relation […] Read More

Nanotechnology success relies on safety of nanomaterials, argue experts

Knowledge of the effects of nanomaterials on human health and the environment are still insufficient, according to the world’s leading […] Read More

Are your safety gloves in good hands?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a cornerstone of safety in various working environments, especially to those where risk of injury […] Read More