Top Five Occupational Exposure Risks in Construction
You may think that Construction as an industry is generally dangerous, and you’d be right, especially if those involved in projects are not suitably trained, don’t have the right personal protective equipment, and are not fully aware of relevant exposure risks.
Controlling Engine Exhaust Emissions in the workplace
As a responsible employer you must ensure your team is always as safe as possible. This is the same no matter the working environment be it an office block, single office, factory, warehouse, laboratory or outdoor construction site.
The risks of flour dust exposure
Flour dust is a daily occurrence in facilities including plant bakeries, craft bakeries, semi-automated craft bakeries, in-store bakeries, pizza and pastry manufacturing facilities and biscuit manufacturing which means that approximately 95,000 people working in the UK baking industry encounter it daily.
What is Tinnitus and how is it caused?
When working in and around the construction, manufacturing, engineering and other noisy industries, or for businesses based in a factory or warehouse it is very common for workers to experience Tinnitus and assume it is a direct result of exposure to excessive noise.
Tinnitus is the term given to the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external noise.
All you need to know about welding fume risk assessments
With up to 80,000 known Welders in the UK, including those that use welding techniques as part of their positions, a big proportion of the population come face to face with potential harmful fumes and gases every single day.
Five steps to preventing NOISE exposure in the workplace
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) more than 1million employees in the UK are exposed to levels of noise that is putting their hearing at risk. With the increasing claims culture in the UK, it is essential than organisations comply with the control of noise regulations. Here are five steps that businesses can take to ASSESS and CONTROL excessive noise levels.
The importance of selecting the right ear protection
Hearing protection is vitally important to those working in noisy environments daily.
BUT, if the protection provided by the hearing protection is too high, communication can become difficult and individuals can end up working in isolation or have difficulty hearing warning alarms or approaching vehicles.
As part of our workplace exposure testing and assessment service for clients, we often come across a frequent misunderstanding of Occupational Asthma and what causes it in the workplace.
If your business involves manufacturing, fabrication, welding or is based in a factory or warehouse, its very important you understand what Occupational Asthma is and how it is caused. It is now officially the most common work-related lung disease in the UK.