chemical hazards


Chemical company fined after worker suffered burns

A chemical firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a 31-year-old worker suffered 13% superficial burns to his right arm and hand following the ignition of flammable vapours at the company’s site Read More

EU amends current law to strengthen protection of workers from hazardous substances

The Council of the EU has approved the amendment of the carcinogens and mutagens directive, an EU law to protect workers from dangerous substances. Read More

London Aquatics Centre: ‘Major incident reported over suspected gas release’

Emergency services are responding to a ‘major incident’ at the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford and are treating ‘a number of patients. Read More

REACH demands ‘need to be considered’ in chemical recycling

A report by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has found that chemical recycling of plastic waste currently covers different technologies Read More

BCGA highlights welding fume hazards in Safety Alert

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has issued a Safety Alert, highlighting the hazards from welding fume. Read More

£1million fine following fatal explosion

A chemical company has been fined £1million after a man died in an explosion at a site in Norwich. Read More

How can we take the fear out of chemical management – companywide?

In this on-demand webinar, EcoOnline shares learnings and findings on the barriers to chemical management reporting including workforce behaviours, cultures and fears and how to overcome them. Read More

Company fined after apprentices suffer chemical burns

Two apprentices were working at Mercedes-Benz of Northampton in Riverside Business Park, cleaning the vehicle ramps in the workshop using a chemical from an unlabelled barrel. Read More

Fine after employees exposed to chemical spill

The fabrication division of Nasmyth Technologies Limited has been fined after four employees were exposed to hazardous substances that caused significant ill health and time off work. Read More

Chemical manufacturing company fined £560,000 after employee scalded with boiling water

A chemical manufacturing company, has been fined after an employee was scalded with boiling water during a cleaning operation. Read More



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