Category Archives: Health & Safety Management

Be proactive and audit your workplace

Do you use accident statistics to judge your health and safety performance? Accident statistics can provide a good indication that you’re on the right track. Low accident rates are good! Analysing trends over time can show where you may have problems and allows you to implement measures to correct them. However, there is a problem […]

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 […]