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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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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