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Category: COSHH

Control of substances hazardous to health

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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COSHH Training: Practical Assessment and Control – London, 22-23 September 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

This two day course, run by HSL, 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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Self-employed workers – changes to health and safety law

Thursday, August 20, 2015

From 1 October 2015, if you are self-employed and your work activity poses no potential risk to the health and safety of other workers or members of the public, then health and safety law will not apply to you.

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Welding – risk to respiratory health from fume exposure

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Welding Fume Team (WFT) was established by HSE in 2010 and has a broad membership with representatives from across a range of interests. The WFT works together to raise awareness of the respiratory hazards of fume from welding and thermal cutting applications. Read more about welding top tips, case studies and the WFT.

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‘Dust hub’ microsite launched

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can find guidance on health and safety issues related to dust and answers to some frequently asked questions.

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HSG251 – Fumigation: Health and safety guidance for employers and technicians carrying out fumigation operations (2nd edition)

Monday, June 29, 2015

This guidance outlines the real risks and describes the law that applies to fumigation operations. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance. It also gives a clearer explanation of what action to take and why.

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Fumigation – frequently asked questions

Monday, June 29, 2015

New fumigation web page and FAQs primarily for employers and fumigation technicians (including the self-employed) to help them comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) when carrying out fumigation activities, both traditional pest control and within the laboratory and biosecurity sectors.

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Chemical company fined for acid fumes exposure

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chemical processing company, Airdale Chemical Company Ltd, was fined after people at a neighbouring company were exposed to Nitric acid fumes.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Revised COSHH essentials e-tool – action required prior to upgrade

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A revised and improved COSHH essentials e-tool will be launched in June 2015. During the upgrade all saved assessments will be deleted. Therefore, we advise you print a copy of any assessments you wish to keep by the end of May 2015. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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