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Category: COSHH

Control of substances hazardous to health

Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

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HSL: RPE Essentials – HSL Buxton, 1-2 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of RPE and how it can be used effectively in the workplace as a control measure.

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HSL: COSHH training – Practical Assessment and Control – Glasgow, 25-26 Oct 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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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Worker dies from toxic gas

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A medicinal herbal manufacturing company in Lincolnshire has been fined after a worker died from exposure to a toxic gas.

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COSHH: Practical assessment and control – Buxton, 20-21 July 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

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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Worker contracts allergic contact dermatitis

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A company based in Hereford which manufactures rubber sealants has been fined after a worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis.

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Water Management Society two-day conference – Birmingham, 28-29 June 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

This informative stakeholder event will combine presentations with interactive workshops and will reveal intriguing insights into various water management disciplines. There will be up-to-date information on current and new government guidance and an opportunity to meet with speakers.

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COSHH: Practical assessment and control – Buxton, 18-19 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This two-day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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Worker suffers chemical burns at electropolishing company

Thursday, April 7, 2016

An electropolishing company based in Hampshire has been fined after a worker suffered chemical burns.

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Insulation company fined for health and safety failings

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Welsh insulation company that produced natural insulation products have been fined for health and safety failings

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Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK Limited, has been fined after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby. 

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COSHH: Practical assessment and control – Buxton, 20-21 January 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Two-day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and putting the assessment into practice. The course will benefit anyone tasked with completing COSHH assessments and/or implementing controls, whether for the first time or to improve skills.

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Accident repair company fined for failure to comply

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

An accident repair company has been fined after it failed to comply with an improvement notice.

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Construction firm fined after worker suffers cement burns

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A construction firm was fined after a 54-year-old employee suffered severe cement burns to his knees while laying concrete flooring. 

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Stone masonry boss failed to protect his workers’ health

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The owner of a stone masonry company has been fined for failing to protect the health of his workers, exposing them to preventable risk of suffering life-changing conditions.

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Firm sentenced after worker dies after inhaling paint stripper

Friday, October 30, 2015

An employer has been fined after a worker died after inhaling fumes while cleaning a chemical stripping paint tank at a motor vehicle repair company. 

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INDG249 – Controlling health risks from rosin (colophony)-based solder flux fume (rev1)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This document is primarily for employers but will also be useful to employees and h&s professionals. It gives advice and guidance on how to protect employees from the risk of ill health caused by rosin (colophony)-based solder flux fume at work. This version has been revised and updated with new imagery and clearer presentation.

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COSHH: Practical Assessment and Control – Glasgow, 14-15 October 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This two-day course, run by HSL, gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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Cheshire builder in court over absence of welfare facilities

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Cheshire building contractor, Phillip Affleck, has been fined for serious health breaches and lack of welfare facilities on a Culcheth building site.

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Woodham Ferrers firm fined for ignoring safety law

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Cheltenham firm has been fined a total of £15,000 for repeatedly failing to have its systems on its local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for extracting wood dust and lifting equipment on its rider operated trucks thoroughly examined.

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