3D printing

3D Printing

3D printing – Managing the Risks Evidence is now emerging about the health and safety risks associated with 3D printing.  There are various 3D printing technologies, we are just looking at Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) here. FFF printing is a process of laying down melted plastic filament in a series of layers. The adjacent layers […]

carbon monoxide

What is carbon monoxide?

What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas produced by incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels. This includes gas, oil, wood and coal. Carbon-based fuels are safe to use.  It is only when the fuel does not burn properly that excess CO is produced, which is poisonous.  Blood is prevented […]

Extractor for welding fume

Welding Fumes – Guest article by Craig Batty of Workplace Exposure

Change in Enforcement Expectations for Welding Fumes In February this year, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) announced a significant “change in enforcement expectations” regarding welding fumes. It comes as a result of new scientific evidence which shows that exposure to all welding fumes can cause lung cancer. The latest change in regulation means that […]

Stress at Work

Work Related Stress

Work Related Stress Work related stress is how you feel when you have demands at work that exceed how much you feel you can cope with. Over 11 million working days are lost each year because of work related stress, and stress can contribute to conditions such as anxiety or depression.

Working from home

Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

Display Screen Equipment Prolonged working with computers can be associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as well as with fatigue and eyestrain. Research has found that a high proportion of DSE workers report aches, pains or eye discomfort. These aches and pains are sometimes called Upper Limb Disorders (ULDs). These can include a […]

Asbestos fibres

Asbestos Regulations

Guest article by Gary McKendrick of Omega Asbestos Consulting Over in the world of asbestos: So this month, on the 21st November, sees Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations celebrate its 17th birthday of existence. Good old Regulation 4, The Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non-domestic premises. It was laid out in the […]