Chemical Hazards


Company director knowingly exposed workers to dangerous substances

A manufacturer of agricultural trailers has been sentenced for deliberately putting his workers at risk of developing severe lung disease, after exposing them to substances harmful to health. Read More

Farm worker blinded by cleaning chemical

A dairy farm has been fined following an incident in which an employee was permanently blinded by corrosive chemicals used in cleaning. Read More

Monitoring and measuring radon exposure in the workplace

David Gilmour, Business Manager for the Environment and Safety team at SOCOTEC, explains the importance of radon exposure in the workplace, and takes us through the process of monitoring and assessing levels and their impact on staff and visitors. Read More

Protect firefighters from cancer, demands Union

The Fire Brigades Union has called on the government to take action to protect firefighters, after research uncovered that they are being exposed to dangerously high levels of harmful chemicals. Read More

Brexit: How will chemical management be affected?

What implications could Brexit have on chemical management and UK’s safety regulations in the event of ‘Soft Brexit’ or ‘No Deal’ scenario? Read More

Maintaining a gas safe workplace

Natural gas and liquid petroleum gas are commonly used as fuels for heating, cooking, cutting, welding and often in the processing of products. While the majority of us will use gas in some form every day of our personal and professional lives, far too many are unaware of how dangerous it can be if not handled correctly. Read More

Gas dangers revealed at caravan site

Static caravan site Manager sentenced for failing to have gas appliances properly maintained and inspected and for failing to safely store Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders. Read More

Environmental consequences of the Notre Dame blaze

Following the fire which ripped through the 850-year-old Parisian cathedral, devastating the roof and causing the spire to collapse, reports have emerged about the potential threat of lead poisoning to local residents. Read More

£280k fine after dangerous gas work

Building services company fined after unsafe gas work lead to gas escapes and fires at two occupied properties at a new housing development. Read More

New COSHH Risk Assessment Builder launched

The software allows users to complete a full risk assessment of the substances used and created in their workplace and gain a document which outlines the existing and required control measures for the location and person affected by the substance. Read More



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