HSE RSS feeds » Chemicals http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – Buxton, 19 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:40:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58054 This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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HSL: Process and Fire Incidents – Buxton, 18-19 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:36:16 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58052 This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

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HSL: Measurements of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 10 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:11:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58042 This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.

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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 19 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:52:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58026 This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.

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RR1112 – Summary of evidence – solvent-based hydrophobic coatings and risks for acute respiratory toxicity http://hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1112.htm http://hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1112.htm#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:01:26 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57924 Water repellent coatings are increasingly used by different  industries to reduce water and dirt sticking to surfaces. The coatings can be applied by processes that minimise the risk that operators inhale the product but there is evidence that some products are applied by spraying, creating an inhalable mist.

This review examined evidence about these coatings and whether lung disease occurs when applied by spraying. Scientific studies on the hazardous properties of these products, and clinical studies reporting lung disease in people using them, were considered.

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HSL: COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – Buxton – 5 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah-onshore-major-hazards-new-knowledge-on-flammable-hazards http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah-onshore-major-hazards-new-knowledge-on-flammable-hazards#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:56:23 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57804 This course deals with important flammable risks at Major Hazards sites for which new knowledge or guidance has become available recently.

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HSL: Measurement of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 16 May 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:08:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57702 This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.

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New addition to Legionnaires’ FAQ page http://hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/faqs.htm#Testing-monitoring http://hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/faqs.htm#Testing-monitoring#comments Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:00:16 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57650 New addition to the Legionnaires’ disease frequently asked questions page covering HSE’s current position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks

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Health and safety events focus on sectors http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/health-and-safety-events-focus-on-sectors-2/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/health-and-safety-events-focus-on-sectors-2/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:59:21 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/health-and-safety-events-focus-on-sectors-2/10578 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/15/health-and-safety-events-focus-on-sectors/feed/ 0 HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:08:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52874 This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.

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HSL: COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control – Buxton, 21-22 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/coshh-training---practical-assessment-and-control http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/coshh-training---practical-assessment-and-control#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:55:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52923 This two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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HSL: Layers of Protection Analysis: Practical Application and Pitfalls (LOPA) – Buxton, 14-15 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/layers-of-protection-analysis-practical-application-and-pitfalls-(lopa) http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/layers-of-protection-analysis-practical-application-and-pitfalls-(lopa)#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:31:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52820 The Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG) prepared specific guidance for the applications of LOPA to determine the required safety integrity level (SIL) for overfill protection of highly flammable fuel storage tanks at sites similar to Buncefield. This course will draw on that guidance, its relevance to LOPA assessment in general, and pitfalls identified during the assessment of a large number of LOPA studies from the petrochemical industry.

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HSL: Biological Monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work – Buxton, 9 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/biological-monitoring-for-chemical-exposures-at-work http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/biological-monitoring-for-chemical-exposures-at-work#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:19:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52811 This workshop is an overview of biological monitoring and how it can enhance the service that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer.

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HSL: Measurements of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 8 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:14:19 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52809 This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.

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HSL: Improving Your Health Related Risk Assessments – Buxton, 9 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/improving-your-health-related-risk-assessments http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/improving-your-health-related-risk-assessments#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:10:57 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52807 This course is designed to help the general H&S practitioner better understand the ‘invisible’ risks associated with hazardous substances, noise and vibration and aims to provide a more confident approach to these issues.

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HSL: Process and Fire Incidents – Buxton, 1-2 March 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:03:42 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52760 This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

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HSL: Process & Fire Incidents – Buxton, 1-2 March 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:54:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52742 This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

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University of Northumbria fined after botched experiment nearly kills students http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/university-of-northumbria-fined-after-botched-experiment-nearly-kills-students/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/university-of-northumbria-fined-after-botched-experiment-nearly-kills-students/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:58:47 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/university-of-northumbria-fined-after-botched-experiment-nearly-kills-students/10395 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/01/25/university-of-northumbria-fined-after-botched-experiment-nearly-kills-students/feed/ 0 CRD – Two Day Efficacy Workshop – York, 11-12 Jan 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/crd http://www.hsl.gov.uk/crd#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:17:35 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52569 This course will provide an overview of all aspects of writing efficacy dossiers including Biological Assessment Dossiers (BADs) and draft Registration Reports (dRRs) to address European efficacy data requirements under the regulation (EC 1107/2009).

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Chemical company fined £3mil after the release of toxic vapour cloud on two separate occasions http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chemical-company-fined-3mil-after-the-release-of-toxic-vapour-cloud-on-two-separate-occasions/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chemical-company-fined-3mil-after-the-release-of-toxic-vapour-cloud-on-two-separate-occasions/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:29:01 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chemical-company-fined-3mil-after-the-release-of-toxic-vapour-cloud-on-two-separate-occasions/10098 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/11/08/chemical-company-fined-3mil-after-the-release-of-toxic-vapour-cloud-on-two-separate-occasions/feed/ 0