Health & Safety

Contractor fined following illegal asbestos work

Contractor fined following illegal asbestos work

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance. Alongside being a category I carcinogen, exposure can lead to a variety of other serious health conditions and is responsible for around 5,000 deaths per year in the UK alone. Yet dozens of contractors continue to receive fines every year for improper or unlicensed handling of asbestos containing materials.

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New study suggests lung cancer is “under-recognized” in non-smokers

New study suggests lung cancer is “under-recognized” in non-smokers

A group of respiratory medical experts are calling for lung cancer in those who have never smoked to be more readily acknowledged as a problem.

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NHS Trust fined for exposing employees to asbestos

NHS Trust fined for exposing employees to asbestos

An NHS Trust has been fined by the Health & Safety Executive this month for the mishandling of asbestos and exposing staff to the highly hazardous substance. 

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The Custom-Fit

The Custom-Fit

Introducing the new Easimask Custom-Fit.

Exceptional Comfort | Exceptional Pass | Exceptional Fit

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11 things you really need to know about INDG 479

11 things you really need to know about INDG 479

After almost 20 years of service, the HSE’s guidance on Fit Testing RPE (the OC 282/28) has been retired by a new document – the Industry Guidance (INDG) 479 ‘Guidance on respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit testing.’

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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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4 things you should really know about Occupational Asthma

4 things you should really know about Occupational Asthma

Did you know... around 5.4 million people in the UK suffer from asthma?

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HSE open consultation on Carcinogenic Workplace Exposure Limits

HSE open consultation on Carcinogenic Workplace Exposure Limits

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an open consultation on proposals to implement new amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC), which would affect workplace exposure limits (WELs) for numerous hazardous carcinogenic products.

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What can we learn from yet another asbestos fine?

What can we learn from yet another asbestos fine?
A Hotel owner was fined £80,000 last month after materials containing asbestos were disturbed during refurbishment work at The Park Hotel in Barnstaple, Devon. Read more »

Introducing the Evo2

Introducing the Evo2

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

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