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Fit2Fit and BSiF launch set of companion booklets to compliment new RPE Guidance

Fit2Fit and BSiF launch set of companion booklets to compliment new RPE Guidance

Fit2Fit and the British Safety Industry Federation launched a new set of companion guides to the HSE’s INDG 479 this month at a special launch event hosted by the Health & Safety Event – Birmingham 2019.

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Introducing the Evo2

Introducing the Evo2

Introducing the next generation in loose-fitting powered air purifying respirators.

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New app measures outdoor workers’ exposure to air pollution

New app measures outdoor workers’ exposure to air pollution

British Safety Council and King’s College London have developed the world’s first mobile app to measure air pollution exposure for the protection of outside workers.

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The need for training

The need for training

Being Face Fit Tested on a tight-fitting respirator is a legal requirement for your employer, if you are required to wear one for work.
This is to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) that you’re wearing is suitable for your face size/shape.
However, even if you’ve passed a Fit Test it’s important not to underestimate the importance of being trained to perform regular fit checks.

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Is burning the toast really that bad for you?

Is burning the toast really that bad for you?

New research revealed this month that every-day tasks such as toasting bread or cooking a roast can expose your lungs to more hazardous particles than the busy streets of Delhi or Kanpur – two of the most polluted cities in the world.

But in a world of ‘fake news’ and media scaremongering, is that really true? And if it is, should we be worried?

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Pollution map reveals unsafe air quality across the UK

Pollution map reveals unsafe air quality across the UK

A new compilation study released by Friends of the Earth, revealed almost 2,000 locations in the UK exceeded World Health Organisation guideline safety limits for air pollution last year.

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Welding Fume Update

Welding Fume Update

New advice from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) revises level of threat to life from welding fumes.

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Flour Dust

Flour Dust

We all know that too much dust can make you sneeze. But did you know dust can be contaminated with other materials that are seriously bad for your health? 

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Fit Testing – is it really necessary?

Fit Testing – is it really necessary?

Fit Testing tight-fitting respirators is a legal requirement in the UK - but is it really necessary? 

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NHS to invest £70m in public lung cancer screening initiative

NHS to invest £70m in public lung cancer screening initiative

NHS England have committed to spending £70million on mobile lung cancer scanning vehicles to help reduce deaths from lung cancer through early detection.

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