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Business failed to respond to “request”

A car repair business has been prosecuted because of problems with its control of spray booth risks. What was the issue and how did the owner’s response to inspectors turn a simple request for information into a court appearance? More...


Occupational health strategy

Information that will help employers manage occupational health risks has been added to the HSE’s website. What’s the legal status of this guidance and is it something that you must follow? More...


Controlling dust from construction work

The HSE has recently issued revised guidance on the management of construction dusts. As this is a high priority enforcement activity, you can certainly anticipate that inspectors will refer to it. What does it say? More...


New guidance on silica dust

New guidance which identifies where silica may be found and the risks associated with it has been issued by the HSE. Who is the leaflet aimed at, and is it worth a look? More...


Revised guidance on toxic wood

The HSE has recently reissued its guidance on the subject of toxic wood. Which types of wood are regarded as a problem, what precautions are expected and are there any significant changes in the advice given? More...


Controlling silica dust when cutting roof tiles

The roofing industry has taken a radical step to control the emission of dust on sites. What’s being required of roofing contractors and should the changes be regarded as a legal requirement? More...


Controlling dust from cutting tools

You use portable stone cutting tools and are aware of the health risks they pose, e.g. exposure to hazardous dusts. So, according to research completed by the HSE, what are the most effective suppression options? More...


Employees at risk from asthma

In a recent prosecution, a company was accused of serious failings in the management of hazardous soldering fumes. What happened and what can you do to avoid the same fate? More...


The fastest growing occupational disease

Between 1,500 and 3,000 people develop occupational asthma each year, which is estimated to cost UK businesses £1.1billion. Is this likely to be an issue in your workplace, and if so what should you be doing about it? More...


Getting up your nose

Wood dust is being targeted by the HSE as it’s been identified as a cause of occupational asthma. What will their inspectors want to see if they visit your site and how should you prepare? More...
Last updated: 12.12.2018

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