Archive for the ‘Manufacturing News’ Category

13/03/2012

Dichloromethane Restriction

A new ban on some supply and use of paint strippers containing the hazardous substance ‘dichloromethane’ (DCM, and also known as methylene chloride) is coming into force.   For the purposes of this ban, the term ‘paint stripper’ is taken to mean DCM (or mixtures containing it) intended for stripping paint, varnish or lacquer.   […]

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04/10/2011

Fork lift accident figures revealed

The UK’s road freight industry has seen a 237% increase in lift truck-related injuries to workers in the last decade, giving it the worst fork lift safety record of all sectors of the economy, figures show. Data released by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) as part of National Fork Lift Safety Week reveal that […]

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10/06/2011

HSE investigation into wood dust

 The HSE is to investigate the occupational risks facing those in the furniture and woodworking industries, more than 10 years after the last checks. It says about 50 people a year are diagnosed with nasal cancer which may have developed decades after their exposure to wood dust, while others have asthma as a result of […]

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07/06/2011

Worker pulled through 5″ gap

Two firms have pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety rules after a worker miraculously survived being dragged through a gap in a machine no wider than a CD case. The worker suffered horrific injuries when he was dragged through the machine for processing heavy steel beams at a factory; he broke his back in […]

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02/01/2011

Clean Air – Take Care

This is a great video for learning more about the benefits of Respiratory Protective Equipment …and its free! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELvLIBQDt1w[/youtube]

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29/11/2010

HSE target West Yorkshire

More than 70 firms across West Yorkshire have been told to make safety improvements to protect their workers after an intensive two-week inspection initiative. Flammable liquids not being stored properly, missing or inadequate guards around machines and uncontrolled exposure to fumes from welding, were some of the hazards identified by the HSE officers who visited […]

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08/11/2010

Company fined over noise exposure

A manufacturing firm has been fined for putting the hearing of its employees at risk. The company failed to comply with an Improvement Notice requiring a reduction in their daily noise exposure levels despite being given two extensions to the formal warning. Staff at its factory worked for several hours a day near a granulator machine, […]

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27/10/2010

IOSH Working Safely Training – bringing health & safety to life

Courses being run over December, in partnership with N D Safety Working safely is for people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding in the essentials of health & safety. Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ – and this course offers exactly that. Working safely meets […]

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27/10/2010

Key facts on Hand Arm Vibration

HAVS is preventable, but once the damage is done it is permanent. HAVS is serious and disabling, and nearly 2 million people are at risk. Damage from HAVS can include the inability to do fine work and cold can trigger painful finger blanching attacks. The costs to employees and to employers of inaction could be […]

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27/10/2010

Key facts on noise at work

Hearing loss caused by work is preventable. Read the following key facts about noise at work Hearing loss caused by work is preventable but once your hearing has gone it won’t come back. Damage can cause loss of hearing ability and people may also suffer a permanent sensation of ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus. Hearing […]

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