Chemical Hazards


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

New EU deal reached to protect workers from exposure to diesel fumes

Under the agreement between the European Parliament’s Employment Council and the European Council, diesel fumes will be added to the list of harmful substances. Read More

Changes to workplace exposure limits: EH40 update

An outline the EH40 update, providing an understanding of the new workplace exposure limits. Read More

Two dead after suspected gas leak at poultry firm

An investigation is underway after two men were found dead in the early hours of Thursday morning at Banham Poultry in Norfolk. Read More

DSEAR breach leaves worker in coma

A Bedfordshire waste company has been sentenced after two of its employees suffered burns whilst processing flammable aerosol containers. Read More

Manufacturing safety: Atomic Weapons Establishment pleads guilty over health and safety failure

The organisation which manufactures and maintains the UK's nuclear weapons has admitted failing to ensure the safety of its staff, a court has been told. Read More

£1.25m fine for exposing public to fumes

During demolition and reconstruction of a wall, many live flues of gas boilers were removed, damaged and blocked, exposing residents to a risk from carbon monoxide poisoning. Read More



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