Workplace Hazards


Manufacturing workers still being exposed to dangerous levels of air pollutants in the workplace

Up to 440,000 workers with health conditions that are worsened by air pollution are still being exposed to unhealthy levels of airborne hazards and pollution; regulation limits are too weak and are not being enforced, according to a new whitepaper. Read More

MSDs in the agriculture sector: From identifying the risks to adopting preventive measures

EU-OSHA has published a discussion paper, which looks at the use of mechanisation to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, especially upper limb disorders, in the agricultural sector. Read More

Transport company fined after employee fatally crushed

A transport company has been fined after a worker was fatally injured when the pallet of stone tiles which he was attempting to deliver fell onto him. 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

Don’t slip up on safety

Your health and safety priorities may have changed, but the risk of slips is still here, and with cleaning being high on the agenda, it could be un-intentionally increasing the risk of slips on your site. Read More

Musculoskeletal disorders are the focus of European Week for Safety and Health at Work

EU-OSHA’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work, taking place from 19 to 23 October, marks the official launch of the Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load campaign, which focuses on musculoskeletal disorders. Read More

A guide to COSHH management

This guide is broken in three parts. Part A looks at an introduction to chemicals and chemical safety. Part B delves into eight key steps of building a COSHH management system. Part C covers the important elements in creating and writing COSHH assessments. Read More

HSE to crack down on dust

Health and safety inspectors across Great Britain will be targeting construction firms from 5 October to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection initiative. Read More

Webinar: Best practice advice on chemical safety management

Taking place on Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 11am, this webinar will look at 10 steps to success on chemical safety management. 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



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