Occupational Hygiene News Feb 2020 

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Business preparedness for Coronavirus

As of mid-February 2020 there had been 73,438 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,875 deaths.

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Sick Building Syndrome: Does Your Office Make You Sick?

In today’s competitive economic environment, having a productive and efficient workplace is fundamental to business growth.

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Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders Signposting Chart

MSD Signposting Chart

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Publication of EU titanium dioxide classification law imminent

 

Attempts to overturn the decision have been rejected...

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A megalibrary of nanoparticles

A simple, modular chemical approach could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanorods.

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Keeping harmful chemicals out of baby nappies

 

 

REACH restriction proposal to make sure that future single-use baby nappies will not contain harmful chemicals.

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Health matters:

Health matters: physical activity - prevention and management of long-term conditions.

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Why are bat viruses so deadly?

 

Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?  

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EH40/2005 REVISED JAN 2020

On 17 Jan 2020 HSE published a revised version of EH40/2005 ‘Workplace exposure limits’ to implement amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC) which introduces or revises 13 binding occupational exposure limit values for a number of carcinogenic substances. 

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ARE YOU READY FOR HSE INSPECTIONS?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out inspections on metal fabrication sites during January to March 2020 to ensure compliance with the law. 

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Apprentice Asbestos awareness training 

In an effort to halt the growing number of tradespeople contracting asbestos-related diseases, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), is calling on employers to deliver asbestos awareness training to all apprentices

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Together we will beat workplace cancer

Scientists estimate that exposure to health hazards at work causes 4% of cancer cases in the UK. 

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Brainy robots show up for warehouse duty

At a warehouse on the outskirts of Berlin recently, a new addition to the warehouse, a robot, drew press attention.  

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What is Occupational Hygiene?

Occupational hygiene is one of the lesser-known areas of employee health & wellbeing which is often mistakenly thought of as having a purely medical focus.

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Rolls-Royce factory plan puts nuclear reactors on mini scale

Rolls-Royce plans on building mini nuclear reactors, which could be in operation by 2029.

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How does lighting affect mental health?

Poor lighting often gets overlooked in the workplace, as we talk about mental health and well-being, and the focus is firmly on creating happier and healthier workplaces..

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Find an Occupational Hygiene Consultant - BOHS Directory

 

 

BOHS provide a directory of occupational hygiene consultants by area and accreditation....

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Is your company size declared correctly?

ECHA will soon verify the size of micro, small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) that have registered substances between 2016 and 2019 under REACH and benefited from reduced fees. Check that you declared your enterprise’s size correctly and have uploaded the documents in REACH-IT.

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Watchdog wants councils to get behind commitment to H&S

 

Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator is urging local authorities (LAs) across the country to make a statement of commitment to work with others to improve health and safety standards in the sectors they regulate.

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An Introduction to LEV

The HSE estimates that exposure to welding fume causes more than 150 deaths due to cancer every year.

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LYING DOWN ON THE JOB!

While research on the exact effects of this position are scarce, some preliminary studies have shown substantial improvements in cognitive performance.

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WORLD'S BIGGEST 3D PRINTED BUILDING

World's biggest 3D printed building opens in Dubai, a two-story 6,900 square-foot government office that's part of a plan to have 25 percent of all new construction made with 3D printers by 2030

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HARVESTING ENERGY FROM NOISE

Good Vibrations - harvesting energy from sound video. 

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ECHA NEWS

Inspectors to check products sold online that contain harmful substances.