SOCOTEC


How does HAVS impact the rail sector?

Mary Cameron, Team Leader within SOCOTEC’s Occupational Hygiene team, discusses the impact that HAV exposure has on employees within the rail sector and the actions that organisations can take to effectively reduce and eliminate exposure. Read More

Hand-arm vibration exposure: On-tool measurements vs. vibration emissions data

Mary Cameron, team leader within SOCOTEC’s Occupational Hygiene team, discusses the role that measured vibration levels and manufacturer’s data plays when assessing HAV exposure and implementing subsequent control measures. Read More

Monitor and control: Common construction site hazards and risks

SOCOTEC outlines some of the most common hazards and risks that construction workers may encounter, as well as the relevant legislation and control measures that ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible. Read More

Controlling the risk of legionella in water systems during COVID-19

Paul Sear, National Technical Manager for SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, outlines why the current focus on preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections should not compromise the control measures designed to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. Read More

Environmental swabbing method for COVID-19 detection introduced

SOCOTEC says it has introduced a new environmental swabbing procedure to determine the presence of coronavirus on surfaces across a range of workplace environments. Read More

Working safely with metalworking fluids

During processes such as machining, grinding and milling, individuals working with metalworking fluids as part of their day-to-day role risk developing a host of respiratory illnesses, which is why it is important for organisations to encourage best working practices and ensure that exposure levels are as low as is reasonably practicable. Read More

Discovering asbestos in post-2000 buildings

When the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned the import, supply and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK, HSE guidelines stated that no asbestos fibrous minerals should be contained within commercial and non-domestic buildings constructed after the year 2000. But what is the recommended course of action when asbestos is discovered within post-2000 buildings? Read More

The Importance of legionella record keeping and monitoring on the railway

You have undertaken your Legionella risk assessment and it is has identified all of the foreseeable risks posed by Legionella in your buildings, carriage wash plant and on board your trains. So, what do you need to do next? Read More

Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen: How to avoid the damaging health effects of welding fume

A further look at the changes, what they mean for UK businesses and workers, and more importantly how you can ensure you comply with them. Read More

Changes to workplace exposure limits: EH40 update

An outline the EH40 update, providing an understanding of the new workplace exposure limits. Read More



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