Workplace Exposure Resources
The HI standard is a simple self-assessment tool to help you to better manage workplace health risks. It will enable you to identify strengths and weaknesses, set priorities and develop action plans.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have released of a bespoke mobile app, designed to help organisations understand the law, their health and safety rights, and their responsibilities
Biological monitoring for isocyanates
Despite significant progress in the motor vehicle repair sector (due to an HSE awareness-raising intervention), isocyanates remain one of the leading causes of occupational asthma in Great Britain.
Why do welders need protecting?
Welding is one of the most common activities carried out in industry. It is estimated that there are 190,000 workers in the UK who weld, comprising of around 73,000 professional, skilled welders and many other unskilled or semi-skilled welders who carry out welding as part of their job.
Isocyanate paint spraying: safely managing spray booths (HSG276)
This guidance is aimed at vehicle body shop owners, managers and supervisors, their employees (particularly paint sprayers) and suppliers. It will also be useful to industries, other than motor vehicle repair (MVR), where there is spraying of isocyanate-containing paints and lacquers.
Working with substances hazardous to health
INDG136 (Rev5) - This leaflet describes how to control hazardous substances at work, so they do not cause ill health. It will help you understand what you need to do to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended) which apply to the way you work with these substances.
EH40/2005 (Fourth Edition 2020) Workplace Exposure Limits
On 17 January 2020 HSE published a revised version of EH40/2005 ‘Workplace exposure limits’. This has been updated in order 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.
Occupational cancer: a workplace guide
The HSE has estimated there are around 13,500 new cases of cancer caused by work every year with over 8,000 deaths. This is likely to be an underestimate of the real number because there are many links between work and cancer that are still only suspected but not yet proven.
This guide is for occupational hygienists, occupational health professionals and managers who are considering setting up and/or managing a biological monitoring programme for chemical exposure in the workplace.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) lists over 50 substances which are known or probable causes of workplace cancer, and over 100 other possible substances.