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October 18, 2011

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Hazardous substances – Dust and fume extraction

AirBench says Kawasaki Precision Machinery has solved a persistent dust issue with a major installation by the dust and fume extraction specialist.

As part of its production process, KPM uses air tools to finish aluminium pump bodies.This produces excess dust and thus creates an uncomfortable working environment.

AirBench said it was identified as a potential solution and following successful on-site demonstrations and testing KPM procured five units in a range of sizes. Operators are now able to work with minimal personal protective equipment, creating a more effective working environment, says the company.

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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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