Health & Safety

Floor layer dies following fatal exposure to toxic fumes

Floor layer dies following fatal exposure to toxic fumes

A 30-year old floor layer has died following overexposure to adhesive while laying a bathroom floor in London.

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Company fined after teenager found unconscious after fume exposure

Company fined after teenager found unconscious after fume exposure

A refurbishment company for alloy wheels was fined £32,000 after a 16-year-old apprentice was found unconscious after being exposed to hazardous chemical vapours in the workplace.

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Cattle dehorning can cause toxic smoke warn scientists

Cattle dehorning can cause toxic smoke warn scientists

A new study carried out by Linköping University in Sweden found that smoke fumes generated by hot iron cattle disbudding/dehorning contain hazardous toxic gases 12 times over the short term exposure limit (STEL).

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Company sentenced after giving employee silicosis

Company sentenced after giving employee silicosis

A stone masonry company, based in Accrington, has been fined £18,000 after failing to adequately protect its employees from being dangerously exposed to silica dust – resulting in one employee contracting silicosis.

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The real story behind the broom scandal

The real story behind the broom scandal

Last month the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) made the headlines in UK newspapers for warning a furniture maker not to dry sweep his workshop. Mr Northcroft, the recipient of the warning told the Sun Newspaper that it was “a load of rubbish” and labeled the request a “joke”.

But is this a case of health and safety gone mad? Or should we really think twice about sweeping?

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Full Support joins the British Safety Industry Federation

Full Support joins the British Safety Industry Federation

Full Support has shown its continued commitment to the production of high-quality respiratory products, education and training by joining the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF).

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HSE Construction Inspection Initiative 2019

HSE Construction Inspection Initiative 2019

Starting this month, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out a new round of targeted inspections in the construction industry – with a particular focus on respiratory protection procedures.

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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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