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July 24, 2014

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Hand protection – expert guide


Safety supplier, Arco, has produced an Expert Guide to Hand Protection, which gives an overview of legislation, EN standards and workplace hazards.


Figures released by HSE showed there to be more than 17,400 handling injuries to employees in 2012/13, and Arco hopes that the guide will help customers select the right hand protection for the job.

Arco’s hand protection range includes cut resistance, manual handling, chemical protection, food handling and welding protection.

The company says it offers independent expert advice on gloves for a variety of applications and can carry out risk assessments and determine specific needs.

The guide is available to download free of charge at

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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54 years ago

Some good information here, but nothing about permeation break through time, something I would have thought to be of high importance.