Hydrofluoric acid – First Aid Case Study Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is very corrosive, highly irritating and poisonous. HF burns can be severe and extremely painful, causing extensive damage to the skin and eyes, and to the mucous membranes if breathed or swallowed. HF is absorbed quickly and can cause widespread damage to the body and death.

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Safe isolation of plant and equipment – Key Stages Introduction This blog post follows on from Safe Isolation of Plant and Equipment, Part 1. In order to allow various processes such as: cleaning, maintenance, plant repair and modification to take place, safe isolation of plant and equipment is essential. This is not specifically covered by

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Increased risk of jail for health and safety offences: 23 people received either an immediate or suspended custodial sentence between the beginning of February and mid-September, which is about three per month. On 1 February 2016, the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences came into force. To put this into perspective, 189 individuals were sentenced to

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Following the failure to carry out proper risk assessments and to implement simple and sensible control measures, a tyre maintenance company has been fined after a tyre exploded seriously injuring a worker. Nottingham Crown Court heard an employee of Tyre Maintenance Limited went to the waste and recycling centre in Beeston to replace tyres on

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Asbestos exposure occurred when a Bolton nightclub owner failed to carry out a survey for asbestos before starting on the refurbishment of a local night club. Once again, we are reporting on an avoidable asbestos exposure to workers. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how UK Night Life Limited and its sole director, Charles John McGrath, undertook the

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