Report on respirable crystalline silica exposure

20 February 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a research report on exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS), with particular reference to benchmarking exposure controls during work with slate.

RPE to protect workers against asthma: last resort only

1 October 2019

Researchers have emphasised that respiratory protective equipment (RPE) should never be relied on as the sole measure for protecting workers against the risks of occupational asthma, underscoring the well-known advice that protective equipment should be viewed only as the last resort within any hierarchy of controls.

Protective gloves: breakthrough time is key

22 July 2019

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has issued a reminder on the importance of understanding breakthrough times when using chemical protective gloves.