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Daily archives: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Workers exposed to asbestos at Redditch industrial unit

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Redditch freight firm, its managing director and a Birmingham contractor have been prosecuted for putting at least 20 people at risk of lung disease from asbestos fibres.

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HSE clampdown to reduce death and injury on construction sites in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Construction sites in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being put under the safety spotlight as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health. Between 20 February and 16 March, inspectors from the Health & Safety Executive will be visiting sites across the county where refurbishment or repair […]

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HSE clampdown to reduce death and injury on construction sites in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Construction sites in Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay, are being put under the safety spotlight as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health. Between 20 February and 16 March, inspectors from the Health & Safety Executive will be visiting sites where refurbishment or repair works are being carried […]

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HSE clampdown to reduce death and injury on construction sites in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Construction sites in Dorset, including Poole and Bournemouth, are being put under the safety spotlight as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health. Between 20 February and 16 March, inspectors from the Health & Safety Executive will be visiting sites where refurbishment or repair works are being carried […]

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RR914 – An evaluation of the efficacy of safer sharps devices: Systematic review

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sharps-related injuries carry the risk of serious blood borne infection. A systematic review was undertaken to consider the evidence related to safer sharps devices and their impact on needlestick injury reduction within the healthcare sector.

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November 2012 Biocidal Products Directive Annex I Inclusion Decisions

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Details on the active substances that will be Included onto Annex I of the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) on the 1 November 2012.

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Nanotechnology – What are nanomaterials?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nanotechnology involves the creation and/or manipulation of materials at the nanometre (nm) scale. One nanometre is 10-9 m or one millionth of a millimetre. Nanoparticles are also manufactured or produced as a by-product of many long standing processes, such as fires, diesel engines and high energy manufacturing processing such as welding or grinding.

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