The findings and conclusions in this presentation have not been formally disseminated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy.
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.
Welding, Molybdenum Trioxide & Indium Tin Oxide
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans.
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.
Lead: don't take it home
Are you exposed to lead at work? You may be if you make or fix batteries or radiators; make or paint ceramics; melt, cast or grind lead, brass or bronze; tear down or remodel houses, buildings or bridges; or work with scrap metal?
Working with solvents INDG273
This leaflet is aimed at employees who are exposed to solvents at work. It gives important advice about the precautions that employees and their employers should take to avoid risks to the health of workers who use solvents and products that contain solvents.
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.
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 - IOSH report
Thousands of people die each year from cancer due to occupational causes. In Great Britain it is estimated that there are 13,500 cancer registrations (newly occurring cases of cancer) per year attributable to occupations.
Publication of new NI Workplace Exposure Limits
NEW AND revised Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) for thirteen substances listed in the European Commission’s Directive (EU) 2017/2398, which amends the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 2004/37/EC, have been published.
HSE release revised guidance on exposure to welding fume (12/09/2019) Employers
In February 2019 HSE issued a safety alert to inform industry of a change in relation to the control expectations for exposure to welding fume including that from mild steel welding.
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 Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 (L5)
This book contains the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) (COSHH) and covers all substances to which the Regulations apply.