Chemical Hazards


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

Environmental compliance and reform on the horizon

Eversheds Sutherland flags a number of upcoming environmental law changes and compliance deadlines for 2019. A wide range of businesses will be affected by some, if not all, of these changes, meaning planning ahead is essential to ensure compliance. Read More

Jaguar Land Rover: Staff treated after ‘chemical incident’

One Jaguar Land Rover worker has been hospitalised and a number of others assessed by paramedics after reportedly feeling unwell when a floor sealant had been applied at the firm’s site in Solihull. Read More

Protect yourself from the ‘silent killer’

Arco addresses the new regulations for workplace gas detection and advises employers on remaining compliant. Read More



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