Due to the success of last years 3 peaks charity walk, the team here at Craven Safety Services have decided to again raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity, the charity’s current costs to stay running for 1 day is at £12,000 so we would love to raise as much as we can to contribute towards the incredible work that they do! Read more
The injury rate in the food and drink manufacturing sector is double the manufacturing sector average and the HSE estimate that 25% of these injuries are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). However, despite these figures, HSE’s enforcement relating to MSDs remains low.
Health risks do not seem to receive enough attention when it comes to managing the risk. This may be due to the fact that the consequences of exposure to some harmful agents are not often visible.
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The Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive have been replaced by the direct-acting European CLP Regulation. From 1 June 2015, both Directives have been fully withdrawn and no longer have any legal effect. The familiar square orange hazard symbols used often in COSHH assessments are now no longer valid and the new red and white diamond shaped symbols should be used.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.