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Safety Alert For Mild Steel Welding Fume

The HSE has just issued the following safety alert regarding new scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume, can cause lung cancer. There is also limited evidence linked to kidney cancer.

HSE inspectors will be expecting that adequate control measures are implemented to protect workers against the potential fatal effects of breathing in welding fumes.

HSE Safety Alert:

Bulletin No: STSU1 – 2019
Issue Date: February 2019
Target Audience:
All workers, employers, self-employed, contractors’ and any others who undertake welding activities, including mild steel, in any industry.

Key Issues:
There is new scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume, can cause lung cancer. There is also limited evidence linked to kidney cancer. (more…)

Revised Standards for Safety Gloves

The  recognised standards for safety gloves, EN 388 has been revised with the intention of bringing the standards of safety gloves up to date with developments in cut resistant fibres.

EN 388 determines a protective gloves performance against 4 primary hazards:

Blade cuts
Punctures
Tears
Abrasion (more…)

PUTTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

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A great deal of media coverage has appeared relating to the Heinz baked beans ‘can song’ being banned by The Advertising Standards Authority as ‘it encouraged  behavior that prejudiced health & safety’.   (more…)

New Online Training Course – Speed Awareness

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No matter what kind of business you are in there is no doubt you will spend a substantial amount of time each day driving.  Whether you just travel to and from work or drive all day, this course is for you. (more…)