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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Working Safely with Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

The HSE have redesigned their online guidance for DSE. It now features a step-by-step guide to working safely with DSE and covers topics from workstations and assessments, to eyesight testing. Take a look at the redesigned guidance. Their website also has related resources including their free, downloadable publication Working with display screen equipment (DSE)

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Skin Health

Our skin is amazing. On average it is about 1.5mm thick, contains 17km of blood vessels and is just as important for our wellbeing as a healthy heart or lungs. So it’s not surprising that the HSE has guidelines for companies on effective skin health surveillance.