Chemical Hazards


Environmental consequences of the Notre Dame blaze

Following the fire which ripped through the 850-year-old Parisian cathedral, devastating the roof and causing the spire to collapse, reports have emerged about the potential threat of lead poisoning to local residents. Read More

£280k fine after dangerous gas work

Building services company fined after unsafe gas work lead to gas escapes and fires at two occupied properties at a new housing development. Read More

New COSHH Risk Assessment Builder launched

The software allows users to complete a full risk assessment of the substances used and created in their workplace and gain a document which outlines the existing and required control measures for the location and person affected by the substance. Read More

Environmental compliance and reform on the horizon

Eversheds Sutherland flags a number of upcoming environmental law changes and compliance deadlines for 2019. A wide range of businesses will be affected by some, if not all, of these changes, meaning planning ahead is essential to ensure compliance. Read More

Jaguar Land Rover: Staff treated after ‘chemical incident’

One Jaguar Land Rover worker has been hospitalised and a number of others assessed by paramedics after reportedly feeling unwell when a floor sealant had been applied at the firm’s site in Solihull. Read More

Protect yourself from the ‘silent killer’

Arco addresses the new regulations for workplace gas detection and advises employers on remaining compliant. Read More

Protect employees from chemical exposure

Casella has launched the VAPex, an advanced and lightweight low flow pump, said to be ideal solution for seamless reporting on employee’s levels of chemical exposure, saving occupational hygienists’ crucial time in their working day. Read More

Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen: ‘Businesses need to look at the level of protection they offer’

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

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



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