Chemical Hazards


£1.6m in fines for double offences within a year

A South Tyneside car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6million after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and an explosion occurred at the same plant within a year. Read More

Worker developed occupational asthma from solder flux fumes

A design and manufacturing company has been fined after an employee developed occupational asthma. Read More

COSHH fine after dust exposure

Furniture manufacturer, Andrena Furniture Ltd, has been fined after exposing its employees to significant quantities of hardwood dust, a hazardous […] Read More

EU Agency launches dangerous substances campaign

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched a new awareness-raising campaign on dangerous substances. The […] Read More

Fine after worker is covered in chemicals

An Essex based chemical company has been sentenced after an employee was injured when a storage tank failed. Read More

HSE accepts Crown Censure for “deeply disappointing” Buxton laboratory injury

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has accepted a Crown Censure after a worker at its laboratory was injured when conducting an experiment at a testing facility. Read More

£60k fine for plasterboard recycling firm following inspections

A Bedfordshire-based plasterboard recycling company has been fined after health and safety concerns were identified during a routine inspection of their premises on 22 September 2015. Read More

Glitter ban at nursery due to safety and environmental concerns

A chain of nurseries in the south of England has banned glitter due to health and safety concerns, it has announced. Read More

Employers must ‘act now’ to comply with Radon rules

Firms are being urged to act now to comply with upcoming legislation reducing the maximum levels of radon permissible in the workplace Read More

£100k fine following chemical explosion

ESL Fuels Ltd, an oil storage company, has been fined after contractors cut into a sealed pipe causing a chemical […] Read More



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