working environment

New research reveals overwhelmingly positive industry response to the impending 18th edition

With the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations due to come into force on 1 July, new research has revealed that businesses operating in the commercial and industrial sectors remain incredibly positive about the reform. Read More

Bangladesh disaster prompts renewed international action

A UK-based alliance comprising garment firms, trade unions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is stepping up efforts to tackle the chronic health and safety issues affecting Bangladeshi textile workers, in the wake of the country's worst industrial disaster. Read More

Builders pouring concrete had no water for washing

A builder from Cornwall who neglected the welfare of his workers to such an extent that he did not even provide them basic facilities, such as water to drink or wash in, has appeared in court. Read More

Hazardous-environment lighting – LED pendant light fittings

Cooper Crouse-Hinds has launched a new range of high-power LED pendant light fittings that are said to be suitable for use in Zone 1 and 2 hazardous gas environments and Zone 21 and 22 hazardous dust environments. Read More

Body-size study to inform offshore safety design

The weight, size and shape of oil and gas workers are to be studied, as part of new research to inform the future design of safety equipment, survival clothing and space requirements on offshore installations. Read More

Work environment monitoring – Testo Workplace Kit

Available from Testo, Workplace Kits enable employers to carry out effective ongoing monitoring of key parameters relating to good ventilation, working temperature and lighting. Read More

Environmental monitoring – Multi-parameter monitor for dust

The latest development from Casella Monitor is described as the first simultaneous multi-parameter monitor for dust, noise and wind speed and direction in the UK from a single manufacturer. Read More

Scheme helps in search for competent fire-door inspectors

The launch of an assessment service for inspectors of fire doors has been described as a groundbreaking improvement to the way in which health and safety professionals can support property owners in complying with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO). Read More

Consultant didn’t have the expertise to give chemicals advice

A scientific instrument company and a safety consultant have appeared in court after workers were exposed to hazardous chemicals. Read More

Services sector – internal work environment – Interior motives

As a consequence of the many sources of pollution in buildings, air quality indoors can often be worse than outdoors, says Simon Birkett, who considers the evidence, the impact of poor air quality on workers and visitors, and what can be done to address the problem. Read More

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