Gloves are a very good form of protection against chemical hazards, however when they fail this almost always leads to danger. It is important for anyone responsible for specifying gloves to understand the complex reasons gloves work and stop working.
The HSE are providing COSHH Essentials which set out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.
This guidance is available for employers, duty holders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.
The Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive have been replaced by the direct-acting European CLP Regulation. From 1 June 2015, both Directives have been fully withdrawn and no longer have any legal effect. The familiar square orange hazard symbols used often in COSHH assessments are now no longer valid and the new red and white diamond shaped symbols should be used.
IOSH has announced the launch of their new training course Leading Safely, which will help business leaders take control of their company’s health and safety.
We would like to welcome Kerry Greenwood who has joined the team at Craven Safety Services as a Sales Coordinator.
Practical guidance is available for protection while working in the sun, as outdoor workers could be at risk of developing skin cancer.
Using Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is the most practical means of ensuring that workers are protected from the effects of occupational respiratory diseases. However, if the RPE doesn’t fit the wearer correctly they are not being adequately protected, therefore they are still exposed to the hazards they believe they are protected from.
We decided to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity and wanted a challenge that we would enjoy, so decided to do the well known Yorkshire Three Peaks; Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. It was never our intention to complete all this in one day, so we decided to do one peak a day.