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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 …

HSE Update: Welding fume

Earlier in 2019, the HSE released their bulletin announcing that Mild Steel welding fumes was now classed as carcinogen.  This put Mild steel welding into the same category as Stainless and Galv welding (just to name a few examples). The …

HSE Explanation of special lighting set up to show invisible paint mist

This HSE slide show explains the importance of Tyndall lamp assessments in a spray paint application.  A Tyndall lamp uses the sunlight effect to illuminate invisible particles that you cannot see under normal circumstances. The tyndall assessment is an important …

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. …

HSG258; Controlling airborne contaminants at work; A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)

Controlling airborne contaminants at work; A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV) Third Edition, Published by HSE 2017 This is HSE’s current guide on LEV and related topics.  Here you will find recommended Duct Velocities, Captor Velocities, Face Velocities, and …

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”; …

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 …

CoSHH Essentials: Control banding

CoSHH Essentials: Controlling exposure to chemicals – a simple control banding approach Occupational hygienists and others colleagues use this CoSHH essentials control banding approach to identify suitable options for mitigating risks from substances hazardous to health. This approach is particularly …

CLEAPSS GL123 “Fume Cupboard Buying Guide”

Excellent guide from CLEAPSS to assist (in particular) schools and colleges in the selection process for Fume Cupboards. Simple straight-forward information sheet. Interestingly advises minimum face velocity to be 0.3 m/s but then goes on to state “ideally 0.4 to …

HSG 258 CONTROLLING AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS AT WORK – A GUIDE TO LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION (LEV) – copy

Second Edition, Published by HSE 2011 This is HSE’s current guide on LEV and related topics.  Here you will find recommended Duct Velocities, Captor Velocities, Face Velocities, and other design criteria. The various types of hoods, filters, fans and discharges …