Category Archives: Health & Safety Management

Respiratory Protective Equipment and Facial Hair

With the recent news that welding fume has been classified as carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) there has been much talk in the workplace about respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and facial hair. Before we discuss respiratory protection it’s important to remember that any form of personal protective equipment, […]

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Campaigns

The HSE periodically undertake campaigns for various topics. A recent campaign was to look into occupational ill health issues, particularly those caused by silica dust. Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite and many other minerals, Quartz being the most common form of crystalline silica. Regularly breathing construction dust can cause diseases […]

Are your risk assessments up to the job?

Are your machinery risk assessments adequate? Failure to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessment can place your employees at risk of harm and leave your company vulnerable to prosecution. Risk assessments are a legal requirement introduced by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. As well as being a legal requirement they […]