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  • The CoSHH Solution!

    The health of thousands of individuals continues to be affected by exposure to hazardous substances, carcinogens and chemicals in the workplace. The government created the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) regulations to ensure employers control chemical exposure and promote good health in the work place at all ...


    By Sevron

  • Application of thermal desorption to occupational exposure monitoring

    Occupational hygiene, in its broadest sense, is the recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards arising from work – a trained hygienist needs to understand a range of subjects from health and safety legislation through to toxicology, hazardous substances, physical agents, exposure assessment and exposure control strategies. To some extent, occupational hygiene is relevant in all ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Case study - Chemical risk assessments for a large client

    Challenge: The client had tried unsuccessfully to train risk assessors how to do chemical assessments. The main issue was the fact the each assessment was taking a long time to complete on paper and tracking of actions was proving impossible. The results from the risk assessment were not in a form that allowed easy interpretation of the level of risk present. Another more fundamental ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • Oxford instruments case study

    Delivering operational efficiency Oxford Instruments specialises in the design, manufacture and support of high-technology tools and systems for industry, research, space, energy, defence and healthcare. Business needs Oxford Instruments needed to improve the management of Health & Safety acrossall locations. A gap analysis identified a number of key ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • How can I safely manage storage of chemicals on my site?

    Most laboratories or industrial sites store chemicals of different hazard classes. On their own these each present certain hazards, but when mixed the danger can increase significantly. Storing your chemicals safely on site is crucial in preventing incompatible groups from mixing. Certain groups will react vigorously with others presenting hazards such as fire, release of gases or ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Counting the costs of chemical incidents

    The consequences of a lack of control when using chemical substances in the workplace are well known and apparent.  Any health and safety expert can tell you of at least one major accident whereby poor chemical management policies and procedures have lead to disaster.  Examples include Bhopal, Grangemouth, Flixborough, Seveso and more recently, Buncefield.  Major accidents like ...

  • BP retail - forecourt cleaning

    Overview With help from SpillAway, TBS Bio-Services won the contract for the cleaning and degreasing of all BP Connect petrol forecourts (in excess of 400) throughout England. As part of the contract, FleetKleen Bioremedial Cleaner/Degreaser is used at all sites as it not only offers unparalleled cleaning, but is 100% safe to use and helps bioremediate and reduce waste in underground ...


  • Syncreon International Group - case study

    Syncreon is a specialised provider of integrated logistics services to global industries who provide supply chain solutions designed and customized to achieve maximum flexibility and agility. When Syncreon entered into agreement with a major manufacturer of printer cartridges to establish and operate a new manufacturing plant in Poland for the filling of printer cartridges they knew precisely who ...


    By Inteliair Ltd

  • Scania case study

    Driving internal safety commitments at Scania Scania is a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks, buses, coaches and industrial and marine engines and a major supplier to British Industry. Risk management and compliance issues In 2002 Scania suffered two employee fatalities incurred whilst repairing trucks. This prompted Scania to assess their operational ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • UK Report Assesses Workplace Exposure and Control Measures During the Manufacture and Handling of Engineered Nanomaterials

     The United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prepared a report entitled Summary of work undertaken to assess workplace exposure and control measures during the manufacture and handling of engineered nanomaterials.  The report notes that HSE and HSL attempted to identify and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - The convenient and reliable alternative to chemical-based gas measurement within your incubators

    With a typical laboratory having many incubators of different types and ages, checking CO2 and O2 levels is a challenge.  Even the most modern incubators need to be checked.  An electronic gas analyser offers a faster and more convenient method than historically popular chemical analysis.  Geotech looks at why their digital gas analyser, the G100, is fast becoming the go to product ...


    By Geotech

  • Not Had Your Inspection Yet? Be Prepared!

    The CQC Notification We had our CQC inspection this week and if it hadn’t have been for the fact that we were notified of the visit the day before we were to move to a new clinical computer system (SystmOne) we might not have felt quite so anxious about our impending visit! Whilst everything we do is in preparation for an inspection there’s nothing like a deadline to ...

  • Thames water case study

    Allowing quick and easy data interrogation Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and sewerage company, serving 14 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.Every day, Thames Water supplies 2,600 million litres of tap water to 9 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. Over 400,000 tests per year are carried out to ensure their drinking water meets ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Three Reasons Why It’s Time to Invest in Your Own Air Purity Test Kit

    The costs of hiring someone to test your breathing air lines on site can quickly add up, have you ever considered doing your own tests? The use of breathing masks and compressed breathing air is a vital component of maintaining safety standards on site. The air produced protects workers in spray booths, car body shops and other applications where isocyanate paint mixtures are ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Case study - New N2O monitor for occupational health and safety

    The new Geotech G200 range of N2O analysers measures N2O at 0-1000ppm or at 0-100 percent with accuracy, speed and ease-of-use.  With options for CO2, O2 and CO, the G200 range can assist anaesthetists and ...


    By Geotech

  • Controoling chlorine costs

    The most widespread disinfectant used in the treatment of drinking water is chlorine, which can be applied in a variety of ways. History has taught us that, in bacteriological terms, chlorinating water is a proven way of disinfecting drinking water. After all, more than 75 years have passed since chlorine was used to disinfect drinking water for the first time. Many years of experience have shown ...


  • Mercury – The Facts, Myths and Clean Up Tips!

    Mercury, the facts. Mercury is an element (Hg on the periodic table) found naturally in the environment. Mercury emissions can come from both natural and man-made sources. It is commonly used in mercury arc lamps for UV curing, however this is a very minimal amount (as little as 5mg) and is used in the lamp to increase the voltage. Due to the harmful effects of Mercury, many ...


    By Alpha Cure (UK)

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

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