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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…

The Requirements of COSHH

COSHH logoWidespread Solutions offers consultative services to help you comply with COSHH requirements. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) suggests eight key requirements of the COSHH Regulations. These are to: Assess the risks to health from hazardous substances used in or created by your workplace activities. Decide what precautions are needed You must not carry Continue Reading…

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