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Things you need to know about Health and Safety Law

Health and Safety legislation is perceived to be complex and difficult to understand. However, in actual fact, a large proportion is common sense and it is only important to understand the areas...

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Assessing Levels of Exposure to Chemical Hazards in Your Workplace

When completing your chemical risk assessment, you must assess the level of risk of exposure workers and other individuals present in your workplace by assessing the hazards posed by these...

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Key Terms for Understanding Chemical Health and Safety in the Workplace

Air monitoring: Air sampling in which monitoring of the potential level of exposure to airborne hazardous chemicals is carried out by monitor which is placed in a fixed position in a particular...

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The European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2019

This year EcoOnline became proud partners with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and this week from the 21st to the 25th of October they are launching  “The European Week for...

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World Mental Health Day 2019

In honour of World Mental Health day, it is important to take care of yourself when the stresses of life become too much. Practicing mindfulness is a great way to pay attention to how you are...

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The Cost and Causes to Poor Health & Safety in the Workplace

Every year, thousands of people in the UK are forced to take time off work due to health and safety - related issues. According to the Health and Safety Executive in 2017/2018 there were 144 fatal...

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Near Miss Reporting: A Different Approach to a Familiar Challenge

A worker is walking through a construction site, stepping over extension cords and planks from a nearby scaffolding erection. He turns a corner and nearly collides with one of his fellow...

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The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes In the Workplace

To anyone who thinks eye protection may not be a crucial component of PPE in the workplace, think again. Nearly three out of five injured workers were not wearing eye protection at the time of the...

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UK Company fined £1 million after two employees suffer burns

Last week the Health & Safety Executive announced that a UK company was fined 1 million after two employees suffered serious burns. The incident occurred in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The...

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How to Set up Effective Health and Safety Committees

Health and safety committees over the past few years have become very effective ways of gaining stronger employee participation and buy-in when it comes to safety, health and welfare matters...

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