Chemical Hazards


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

Honeywell improves connectivity for existing portable gas detectors to usher in Connected Workers

Honeywell has announced a new Bluetooth-enabled device designed to bring connectivity to Honeywell BW portable, multi-gas detectors so that companies can monitor their employees’ safety remotely, respond to emergencies faster and avoid costly downtime. Read More

‘More needs to be done to protect workers’ lives’

British Safety Council pledges to campaign more vigorously for safe and healthy workplaces, as fatalities rise. Read More

£160k fine for putting lives at risk

A speciality gas company from the Midlands has been fined after an employee was overcome by vapour whilst disposing of redundant gas bottles. Read More

Working at the car wash

Adam Gomes CMIOSH outlines some of some of the issues small businesses and temporary summer ventures may overlook, after observing some bad practice at his local hand car wash. Read More

EHS versus demand control ventilation: Challenges and opportunities

New solutions offer ways to proactively prioritise laboratory safety and system performance, says building ventilation solutions specialist Aircuity. Read More

How can employers protect their workforce from second hand smoke?

Russell Corlett, Health & Safety Director at Peninsula, provides some advice for employers on dealing with second hand smoke, particularly from wildfires. Read More

More than 100 partners commit to EU dangerous substances campaign

More than 100 organisations have pledged to be partners for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s (EU-OSHA) Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign. Read More

Jail sentence following fireworks explosion deaths

A company boss has been jailed for 10 years after two people died in a series of explosions and a fire at his fireworks shop. Read More



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