chemical hazards


ECHA launches database to track harmful chemicals in products

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), has launched SCIP database, where companies can now find products containing Candidate List substances of very high concern. Read More

Brexit: How will chemical management be affected?

What implications could Brexit have on chemical management and UK’s safety regulations? Read More

Hazardous substances legislation update eBook

This guide features key developments in hazardous substance management in 2018/19, HSE’s focus areas for 2020, A review of the latest revisions to legislation and upcoming inspections, Brexit guidance and How to successfully deliver your COSHH. Read More

Case is reminder of need to assess risks associated with flammable atmospheres

Chemical company LMA Services Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a fire which quickly took hold of buildings and storage areas at the site. Read More

Monitoring and measuring radon exposure in the workplace

David Gilmour, Business Manager for the Environment and Safety team at SOCOTEC, explains the importance of radon exposure in the workplace, and takes us through the process of monitoring and assessing levels and their impact on staff and visitors. Read More

Protect firefighters from cancer, demands Union

The Fire Brigades Union has called on the government to take action to protect firefighters, after research uncovered that they are being exposed to dangerously high levels of harmful chemicals. Read More

Maintaining a gas safe workplace

Natural gas and liquid petroleum gas are commonly used as fuels for heating, cooking, cutting, welding and often in the processing of products. While the majority of us will use gas in some form every day of our personal and professional lives, far too many are unaware of how dangerous it can be if not handled correctly. Read More

Environmental consequences of the Notre Dame blaze

Following the fire which ripped through the 850-year-old Parisian cathedral, devastating the roof and causing the spire to collapse, reports have emerged about the potential threat of lead poisoning to local residents. Read More

Jaguar Land Rover: Staff treated after ‘chemical incident’

One Jaguar Land Rover worker has been hospitalised and a number of others assessed by paramedics after reportedly feeling unwell when a floor sealant had been applied at the firm’s site in Solihull. Read More

Apprentice was overcome by fumes

An alloy wheel refurbishment company has been sentenced after a 16-year-old apprentice worker was overcome by vapours from a chemical used in the stripping and cleaning of alloy wheels. Read More



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