Chemical Hazards


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

Car retailer exposed worker to asthma risk

A car retailer operating across the South East of England has been fined after a car bodywork sprayer developed occupational asthma. Read More

Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen: How to avoid the damaging health effects of welding fume

A further look at the changes, what they mean for UK businesses and workers, and more importantly how you can ensure you comply with them. Read More

Brexit: How will chemical management be affected?

What implications could Brexit have on chemical management and UK’s safety regulations? Read More

Hazardous Substances Legislation Update eBook

This guide features key developments in hazardous substance management in 2018/19, HSE’s focus areas for 2020, A review of the latest revisions to legislation and upcoming inspections, Brexit guidance and How to successfully deliver your COSHH. Read More

Case is reminder of need to assess risks associated with flammable atmospheres

Chemical company LMA Services Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a fire which quickly took hold of buildings and storage areas at the site. Read More

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



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