Chemical Hazards

Health concerns and inspections for those who work with metalworking fluids or coolants

New health concerns have been raised for people who work with metalworking fluids or coolants. Read More

REACH deadline extension passed by UK Government

Three-year amendment passes through Parliament and applies to all UK and 'Grandfathered' REACH registrations. Read More

L’Oréal case study: From Manchester to Mumbai – the fundamental controls

In the first of three exclusive articles for SHPonline examining the components of L’Oréal’s award-winning health and safety system, we look at the fundamental controls mandated for the company’s sites around the world. Read More

New ASTM standard created to improve protective clothing for healthcare professionals

A new standard approved by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) aims to protect healthcare professionals from hazardous liquid drugs. Read More

Bhopal – were lessons learned from the world’s worst industrial disaster?

In 1984, a chemical leak at a pesticides factory in Bhopal, India, would - according to some estimates - claim over 25,000 lives. Journalist Catherine Early looks back at the world's works industrial disaster and asks if its impact has really been felt? Read More

Company fined £800,000 after employee suffers serious burns

A chemicals company has been fined £800,000 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in an explosion. Read More

Chemicals company fined after releasing cloud of chlorine gas into factory

A chemicals company has been fined after releasing a cloud of toxic chlorine gas that spread through its factory, yard and surrounding area resulting in staff needing hospital treatment and significant damage to the factory. Read More

Lantra leading calls for Government pesticides plan to be fit for purpose for all

Lantra has said it is looking forward to the delivery of a Government plan looking at the safe and sustainable use of pesticides. Read More

Managing contaminated land in the rail sector

How does contaminated land affect rail organisations, and how can employers effectively manage the level of risk? The experts at SOCOTEC take a look. Read More

Protecting rail workers from respirable dusts and silica

Many industrial processes generate varying levels of dust, which may come from machining parts or from working with raw materials. The rail industry is no exception to this rule, with both workers and the general public at risk from the health effects associated with inhalation and exposure. The experts at SOCOTEC look into what these risks are and how rail organisations can effectively control them. Read More