Chemical Hazards


Manufacturing workers still being exposed to dangerous levels of air pollutants in the workplace

Up to 440,000 workers with health conditions that are worsened by air pollution are still being exposed to unhealthy levels of airborne hazards and pollution; regulation limits are too weak and are not being enforced, according to a new whitepaper. Read More

A guide to COSHH management

This guide is broken in three parts. Part A looks at an introduction to chemicals and chemical safety. Part B delves into eight key steps of building a COSHH management system. Part C covers the important elements in creating and writing COSHH assessments. Read More

Webinar: Best practice advice on chemical safety management

Taking place on Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 11am, this webinar will look at 10 steps to success on chemical safety management. Read More

Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals

To improve workers' protection against cancer, the European Commission has proposed to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Read More

Hazardous substance management eBook

A free to download eBook written by Alcumus Sypol’s in-house COSHH scientists on how hazardous substance management plays a vital role in protecting your employees, including the exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Read More

The importance of proper sanitisation and disinfection in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, businesses must adapt quickly so that they can open and operate safely again. However, very few people have received the right training in how to address issues presented by the pandemic. Here, Dr. Neal Langerman Ph.D., a chemist with over 40 years’ industry experience explores how businesses can fill this gap in guidance. Read More

Preparing to leave lockdown: In conversation with Alcumus CEO, Alyn Franklin

Alyn discusses the strategies that need to be put into place to mitigate the risk of employees becoming ill, how to carry out proper risk assessments, how to start repairing the supply chain and how to plan for business continuity. Read More

Performing health/medical surveillance: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The HSE has issued guidance for occupational health providers, appointed doctors and employers. In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, HSE has set out in the guidance, what it describes as a proportionate and flexible approach to enable health/medical surveillance to continue. Read More

Oak Furnitureland parent company fined for serious health and safety breaches

The parent company of Swindon-based Oak Furnitureland has been fined nearly £400,000 for failing to protect its employees from hazardous and explosive conditions at its premises in Cheney Manor Industrial Estate. Read More

Workers exposed to dermatitis risk

An engineering company has been fined for failing to control the risk of its employees developing dermatitis following exposure to metalworking fluid. Read More



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