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Dangerous substances campaign

The EU has launched a two-year dangerous substance campaign. What is the objective and is it worth a look? More...


Solder fume extraction

Your staff carry out soldering work and one of them is insisting that you buy equipment to extract fumes. This seems a bit excessive considering the small amount used. Who’s right? More...


Acid attack first aid


Unsuitable purchase causes fireball

A paint manufacturing company has been criticised for paying insufficient attention to the risks from flammable substances. Its mistakes resulted in serious burn injuries to a worker. What happened and why? More...


Standard safety phrases for chemicals

When regulations related to the supply of hazardous substances changed in 2015, new terminology was introduced to describe the hazards and safe use of chemicals and mixtures. Do you need to do anything as a result? More...


Cleaners clean up

22 cleaning staff have been awarded thousands of pounds in compensation after their healthcare employer caused their ill health. What happened and what could have been done to prevent the situation? More...


Metal workers developed lung disease

A manufacturer has been fined £800,000 after three workers developed a permanent lung condition associated with metal work. What happened and how can you avoid similar mistakes? More...


Bar serves up disaster

A case from early 2016 shows that going to the pub may be more dangerous than you’d think. Mistakes at one establishment led to a man drinking a chemical. What happened? More...


Glyphosate - how dangerous is it?

Reports indicate that glyphosate - a chemical that features in many leading brand weed killer products - is a carcinogen. So does this mean that you shouldn’t use it or are the reports of the health effects over cautious? More...


Do you need to change your chemical signs and labels?

In June 2015 there was a change to the standard chemical warning signs displayed on packaging. You have some posters and labels which use the old warning symbols. How urgently must you upgrade them? More...
Last updated: 22.03.2019

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