Workplace Hazards


Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals

To improve workers' protection against cancer, the European Commission has proposed to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Read More

Gate Safe commemorates 10 years of improving automated gate safety

Ten years ago, the charity Gate Safe was formed. As the charity commemorates its 10th anniversary, a recent survey of Gate Safe installers, indicates that business appears to be booming, which means that there is an ever increasing requirement to ensure the safety of the high number of gates being installed and maintained. Read More

Hard Hat Awareness Week: ‘Check your hard hat’, urges brain injury charity

Hard Hat Awareness Week runs from 21-27 September and will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment. Read More

A guide to home working

Many businesses have begun to embrace the idea of flexible working and working from home and, in the current climate, more and more of us may find ourselves plunged into doing so for longer than the one to two days a week, which employers and employees adapt to fairly easily. Read More

Hand-arm vibration: HSE publishes new inspection and enforcement guidance

HAV Inspection and Enforcement Guidance document replaces the Topic Inspection Pack on Hand-arm Vibration. Read More

Abrasive materials and certain chemicals can ‘shorten the life of important components’

Is your site damaging your equipment? CFTS warns that work equipment used for heavy-duty operations may require more frequent Thorough Examinations than owners think. Read More

How to reduce noise in the workplace

What is Noise? How does one differentiate between wanted sounds and unwanted noise? What do we define as music to our ears, and what should we try to avoid? Read More

Hazardous substance management eBook

A free to download eBook written by Alcumus Sypol’s in-house COSHH scientists on how hazardous substance management plays a vital role in protecting your employees, including the exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Read More

Safety breaches lead to fine for automotive firm and occupational health provider

A vehicle sales company and an occupational health & safety consultant have been fined for a breach of HAVS regulations. Read More

Safer apart: Top tips for segregating forklifts and pedestrians

Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association, explains why now is the perfect opportunity to do a complete site audit and improve all on-site safety measures, particularly those designed to protect workers on foot. Read More



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