Chemical company fined after employee falls from ladder

9 October 2019

Chemical companies usually consider managing exposure risks from hazardous substances to be most pressing but a chemical manufacturer has recently been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury showing that a failure to manage other health and safety risks can also result in a court appearance.

CEFIC Emergency Response Intervention Cards

4 October 2019

The CEFIC Emergency Response Intervention Cards (ERICards or ERIC's) have been brought in line with ADR 2017 by introducing new UN entries and by adapting classification data for a number of substances.

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.