Chemical Hazards


Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen: Your questions answered

When SHP first published the news, it was widely shared amongst readers and, understandably, generated a fair few questions. We put your questions to the HSE... Read More

HSE issues 3D printer safety warning

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that 3D printers can create harmful emissions, which could potentially endanger users in a new report. Read More

Multiple failings at chemical manufacturing firm

A chemical manufacturing company has been fined after failing to manage the risk of exposure to chemicals harmful to health, resulting in workers being exposed to chemicals which caused long term damage to their skin. Read More

Director jailed for illegal chemical sales

A complaint was raised in 2014 that Abel (UK) Ltd was selling a plant protection product containing Sodium Chlorate, a prohibited substance. Read More

Assessing hazard competency

Simon Walker, Health & Safety Director at Mount Anvil, explains how he has used hazard perception software Hazception to change the way the company assess competency through what the operative sees or doesn’t see. Read More

Firm fined for causing two separate safety incidents

Worker's suffered serious burns and sustained serious chest and leg injuries in seperate incidents. Read More

Biological safety breach: Interserve fined over safety issues at animal lab

Mains power was lost at the site which includes high containment laboratory facilities required to safely handle high hazard pathogens that are a serious risk to human health and the environment. Read More

Government to tighten safety standards for rented accommodation

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced an overhaul of health and safety standards for rental accommodation. Read More

COSHH: Managing hazardous substances and the legal implications

Moyna Merrison, Director of COSHH specialists Alcumus, highlights three of the most common mistakes businesses make. Read More

European Week for Safety and Health at Work: Workplaces remain dangerous environments

2018 European Week for Safety and Health at Work runs from the 22 – 28 October and will promote the prevention of risks posed by dangerous substances within the workplace. Read More



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