COSHH Risk Assessment can be daunting  for smaller businesses. Most of the businesses in the UK are small or medium sized enterprises.  The same health and safety laws apply to small businesses as apply to big ones, with a few exemptions on written risk assessments and policy documentation for very small companies.  It should be

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According to the HSE website, here is some information about HSE inspections 2017:From January 2017 inspectors will be targeting sites that carry out metal fabrication looking at the control of exposure to welding fume and metalworking fluids.  Information on controlling the risks from these hazardous substances can be found through the inspection programme link above.

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Do you know the Food Safety 48 Hour Rule? As a food handler, you must let your employer know immediately if you: Are suffering from vomiting, diarrhoea or if you have an infected cut or sore If you have suffered from the above whilst abroad If someone in your family is suffering from any of

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We already know that human beings carry a number of bacteria around with them; the same is true of insects, birds and animals. Pests can contaminate food with bacteria and disease, but they also cause physical contamination from droppings, urine, fur and feathers. Food Safety Pest Control should be managed properly. Pest problems can result

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This is the first in a series of Food Safety blogs that we are writing, we’ll cover some of the most important aspects of Food Safety and provide you with some helpful advice to help your business, and your customers, stay safe. Cross contamination is the term used to describe when harmful bacteria is moved

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At this stage, unfortunately, there is not that much of an update. The Health and Safety Standard ISO 45001 is being produced to provide organisations with a framework that is designed to help them to identify health and safety risks and apply appropriate control measures. It will replace OHSAS 18001 and will help organisations to follow

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Metalworking fluid – COSHH extrinsic allergic alveolitis – an Uxbridge manufacturer of ejector seats has been fined £800,000 after three workers developed debilitating lung conditions. Three skilled CNC machine operators developed extrinsic allergic alveolitis after many years of years of exposure to the mist of working metal fluid. The lung condition, also known as hypersensitivity

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