Chemical Hazards

Manufacturing safety: Atomic weapons manufacturer in court over worker burns

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

Educational vodcast launched, providing tips for implementing smart labs

Some key points have been identified for university EH&S professionals. Read More

Man dies at waste facility near Disney after falling into vat of oil

Worker was emptying oil and grease from a tractor-trailer when he slipped and fell. Read More

Widow launches appeal for information after asbestos-related death

The widow of a Newcastle man who was diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease has appealed for her husband’s former workmates to come forward and help her gain justice. Read More

IOELVs Directive: Welcome step forward in battle against hazardous substance exposure

Occupational exposure to hazardous substances including toxic gas, volatile liquids and compounds, remains a key challenge for health and safety managers. Getting to grips with this often invisible yet very serious threat isn’t easy and is complicated by gaps in legislation. Read More

Building work went ahead without asbestos check

A property management company has been fined £15k for failing to undertake an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Read More

Workforce health: Reduce risks using cleaning and maintenance best practice

How implementing proper wiping and cleaning procedures can benefit business audits, streamline production and reduce the risks to workforce health. Read More

Workers killed by spray-booth explosion

A manufacturing firm in Norwich has been fined after two employees working with flammable substances in a spray booth were killed by an explosion. Read More

Chemical burns due to numerous failures

A company that manufactures and repairs rubber inflatable boats has been sentenced after an employee sustained chemical burns while cleaning down a boat using solvents. Read More

Giving the asbestos professional a home

There are a host of associations out there dealing with asbestos training provision, qualifications, and guidance – ARCA and UKAS to name a couple – all of which are aimed at the organisation. But what about support for the individual asbestos professional? Read More

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