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Category: Metalworking fluids

RR1044 – Consultation on monitoring of water-miscible metalworking fluid (MWF) mists

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The aim of this research was to examine metal working fluid (MWF) exposure limits and guidance set by other countries, summarise studies and investigations that examined water-miscible MWF mist as well as new techniques to monitor mist.

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RR1043 – Endotoxin in metal working fluid (MWF) mist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Risks to respiratory health from exposure to bacterial endotoxins are well established. The aims of this research were to review the evidence used to develop the health based recommended occupational exposure limit (HBROEL) for endotoxin and determine its relevance as a benchmark to assess risks to respiratory health caused by endotoxin in metal working fluid mists.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Friday, May 31, 2013

Clear and simple guidance to help employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect their workers’ health.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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RR904 – Mists created by the use of compressed airlines for the removal of metalworking fluids: Assessment of the possible exposure health risks

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The potential impact of the use of compressed air for the removal of residual metalworking fluids on health was investigated using a test chamber approach followed by a workplace study.

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RR910 – Survival of Legionella pneumophila in metalworking fluids

Friday, February 24, 2012

HSE asked HSL to gather supporting evidence as to whether or not water miscible MWFs pose a Legionella infection risk and whether a Legionella risk assessment and appropriate actions are necessary. Three short studies were undertaken.

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Barnsley company fined after staff exposed to hazardous mist

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

HSE is warning employers who work with metalworking fluids to ensure they take the correct safety precautions after an entire workforce at a Barnsley company were exposed to metalworking fluid mist.

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Skin at work advice

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Work-related skin problems are very common, they can happen in most workplaces although they happen more in certain high risk jobs.

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Public consultations alerts

Friday, September 19, 2008

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Respiratory disease outbreak

Friday, June 8, 2007

In March 2004, HSE was informed by Birmingham Heartlands Chest Clinic of a number of cases of extrinsic

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British Occupational Hygiene Society Autumn Hot Topics Meeting

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Full day of occupational hygiene talks on a range of subjects including working with metalworking fluids. See notice

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