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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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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 CLP Serious Health hazard – what does this symbol mean? Under the CLP Regulations, there are several new symbols in use. Not everyone is as familiar with them as they should be. A hazard pictogram is an image on a label that includes a warning symbol and specific colours intended to provide information about the damage

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Medical Sharps, a simple view on the legislation Injuries arising from sharps are a well-known risk in the healthcare sector. Medical sharps can be contaminated with an infected patient’s blood so can transmit pathogens that cause a range of diseases, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis  C, and  human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A little while ago, some new

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Suspended jail sentence over asbestos exposure Key Facts: An HSE investigation was launched following asbestos exposure during works to remove asbestos insulting board from a residential property. A Leeds trader undertook the work, with the assistance of two workers, despite not holding the relevant legal license required for the work. The HSE said ‘It would

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Working within the consultancy over the past few months I have gained an insight into the world of Health and Safety as it is today, and with this knowledge I have decided to, admittedly briefly, research the origins of Health and Safety in this country and plot it’s development to modern times. From the Health

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