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Paint Company Ordered to Pay £80,000 After an Employee Was Injured While Cleaning a Spray Booth

Never underestimate the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Failure to recognise hazards at work can cause major physical injury to your employees and cost your business thousands of pounds. As paint manufacturing company, HMG Paints found out this month. On the 3rd of July, Manchester Crown Court fined Manchester based paint manufacturing Continue Reading…

Soldering Health Risks – How to Stay Compliant

One of the major health concerns in the electronics industry is exposure to fumes generated through soldering. Direct contact and inhalation of fumes released from Rosin (also referred to as Colophony) or its derivatives used in the flux cause a wide range of damaging health implications. Business owners and managers alike must consider the impacts Continue Reading…

The Complete Guide to Welding Fumes

Understanding the risks and how to control the dangers with effective extraction The process of joining sections of metal together with heat and/or pressure, welding is one of the most popular manufacturing applications undertaken in the UK. Welding fume consists of airborne unburnt flux residues. Particles of both the filler rod material as well as Continue Reading…

Health Risks & Dangers Associated with Nail Services

Unbeknown to many, products used in manicure and pedicure treatments contain extremely hazardous chemicals. Nail salon employees are especially at risk given their long-term exposure and/or their exposure to high concentrations of these chemicals in the work environment. Failure to apply or store correctly and without the necessary safety equipment and provisions, the use of Continue Reading…

Specific Industries Effected by Hazardous Substances

Many industries can be effected by fumes, dust and hazardous substances produced from manufacturing or the processes undertaken whilst using certain chemicals. Let’s take a look at the various hazards associated with some industries: Beauty Some ingredients in beauty and cleaning products can irritate the skin leading to dermatitis (eg solvents in nail varnish removers). Continue Reading…

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