Buyers & Users of LEV

HSE/UKLA “Good Practice Guide for Safe Handling and Disposal of Metalworking Fluids”

This revised publication from UKLA/HSE on good practice for safe handling and disposal of metalworking fluid (MWF) provides a guide on how to maintain MWF to prevent ill-health in machine workshops. It has been prepared by a panel of experts …

SHAPA Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts

Excellent guide from SHAPA – dealing with responsibilities placed upon manufacturers and suppliers of machinery and equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.  Additional sections deal with responsibilities placed upon owners and operators of such equipment and the responsibilities and actions …

LVHV On-Tool Resources

Several useful resources for anyone engaged in CoSHH Reg 9 testing of LVHV/On-Tool extraction systems. First is a summary of expectations (based on HSE guidance) and practice notes for testing LVHV (in Word format):- LVHV Testing Background and Notes Second …

SHAPA ATEX Technical Paper (updated)

SHAPA Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts. Taken from the foreword: It is the policy of the SHAPA technical committee to systematically review the technical papers & presentations listed in the “Technical …

Breathe Freely_Welding Fume Control Selector Tool

An online Welding Fume Control Selector Tool In light of the HSE’s bulletin announcing Mild Steel welding as a carcinogen, Breathe Freely have supplied this web-tool.  It is designed to complement the information on the Breathe Freely in Manufacturing webpages. …

HSE RR1126 – In-Cab Air Filtration in Plant Vehicles to Control Exposure to Hazardous Dust

This Research Report (RR1126) by HSE, published in 2018 looked at the factors that influence the effectiveness of in-cab air filtration systems throughout their operational lifecycle, including system design, in-service use, and maintenance. The research included developing a new scientific …

Measuring & Controlling Emissions from Polymer Filament Desktop 3D Printers

HSE Research Report RR1146 published 2019 which sets out to measure emissions of particulates and volatile organic compounds from desktop 3D printers and to investigate the effectiveness of control measures to reduce these printer emissions. The research found that the …

ACGIH Manual of Recommended Practice for DESIGN: NEW 30th Edition!!

NEW 2019 EDITION! NOW AVAILABLE! Now in its 30th Edition Since the 26th Edition, this industry standard LEV Manual has undergone several major changes and upgrades Additions include chapters on – “Organization and Evaluation of Systems”; “Metric Solutions and Tables”; …

Welding Fume IARC Monograph 118

In February 2019 HSE announced that Welding Fume was to be considered a human carcinogen.  This has had a major impact across a wide range of industries and employers. Questions are arising as to what elements of the welding ‘fume’ …

HSE – Welding Fume – Changes in Enforcement

In February 2019 HSE released a Press Note which advised of the new health warning status of welding fume.  The main points made were:- New scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume, can cause …