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Severe allergies and festive season buffets at work

14 December 2018

A charity has urged people at risk of severe allergies to take extra care before eating from buffets which pop up regularly during the festive season, for example in offices or restaurants as part of year end or Christmas celebrations.

Avoiding flu bugs on your underground commute

14 December 2018

Researchers have warned that flu infection rates among residents who use crowded London stations, such as Kings Cross St. Pancreas, are many times higher than those of commuters who mostly take direct trains, such as from Kensington.

Welding fume control selector tool

14 December 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently spotlighted a new tool designed to choose the best welding fume controls, launched by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) under its Breathe Freely campaign to prevent occupational lung disease in the manufacturing sector.

Concerns about registering same chemicals with the HSE

14 December 2018

Mary Creagh MP chaired a session of the Environmental Audit Committee that met together with members of the chemicals industry to discuss chemicals regulation after the UK has left the EU.

More no-deal REACH guidance for chemical businesses

13 December 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently highlighted additional sources of guidance for chemical businesses and other related sectors under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regime, detailing how they might be affected in the event of a no-deal Brexit outcome.

Occupational health — too many false promises?

12 December 2018

A new study has warned of a growing global crisis in occupational health with international agencies facing “monumental” tasks but given only “trivial” budgets.

Festive 12 days of ladder safety

12 December 2018

This festive season, the Ladder Association has shared 12 days of ladder safety tips through social media platforms, offering expert advice on ladder safety, training and standards.

2019 Travel Risk Map for business travellers

11 December 2018

The latest edition of the Travel Risk Map for 2019 has been launched by the risk specialists International SOS and Control Risks, highlighting the latest medical and security risk ratings of destinations worldwide.

Yes we can! Raising the profile of the H&S industry

10 December 2018

UK health and safety leaders have launched the Safety4Good initiative, a new campaign aimed at raising the positive profile of the health and safety profession and helping charities in the process.

Students urged not to “play Russian roulette” with deadly asbestos

10 December 2018

Student tradespeople have recently been warned that breathing in asbestos fibres is like “playing Russian roulette” with their lives.