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

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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 element of an LEV Through Examination and Test.  The usefulness of a Tyndall lamp is…

HSE Guide P40: Wide-Format Printing with UV-Curable Inks (Ozone)

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This HSE Guidance Leaflet, which was published in 2005 describes good practice for digital (ink-jet) printing on machines up to 3.2 metres wide, using UV-curable inks. It advises the use LEV (extraction) for any Ozone produced by the process.

HSE Guide P7: Printing with UV Curable Inks and Coatings

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HSE Guide for Printing Industry, published in 2005 describes good practice for printing with UV-curable inks where the ink-curing lamps generate ozone. It discusses the use of LEV for controlling any ozone produced in the process.

HSE Guide G403 “Health Surveillance for Occupational Dermatitis”

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This short HSE Guide/Information leaflet describes specialist advice on health surveillance for occupational skin disease, which includes dermatitis. It applies to certain processes, and whenever a product is labelled R43 ‘May cause sensitisation by skin contact’. It sets out what an employer should expect from a health surveillance provider. It advises to tell an occupational…

HSE Guide G402 “Health Surveillance for Occupational Asthma”

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This HSE Guide/Information sheet will help employers (including the self-employed) comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers’ health. The sheet describes specialist advice on health health surveillance for occupational asthma. It sets out what you should expect from a health surveillance provider….

HSE Guide MR5 “SMART spraying with two-pack (2K) products”

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This HSE Guide/Information sheet will help employers, the selfemployed and franchisees to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH), as amended, to control exposure to Isocyanates and protect workers’ health. This sheet describes good practice using respiratory protective equipment and mist extraction. It covers the points you need to follow…

HSE Guide MR3 “Cleaning Two-Pack (2K) Paint Spray Guns

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This HSE Guide/Information sheet will help employers, the self-employed and franchisees to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH), as amended, to control exposure to isocyanates and protect workers’ health. This sheet describes good practice using a spray gun washer. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce…

HSE Guide MR2 “Spraying 2 Pack Products in Spray Booth or Room”

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This HSE Guide/Information sheet will help employers, the self-employed and franchisees to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH), as amended, to control exposure to Isocyanates and protect workers’ health. This sheet describes good practice using air-fed RPE (breathing apparatus) and a dedicated extracted spray booth or room. It covers…

HSE Guide MR1 “Mixing 2 Pack Paint Containing Isocyanate”

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This HSE Guide/Information sheet will help employers, the self-employed and franchisees to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH), as amended, to control exposure to Isocyanates and protect workers’ health. This sheet describes good practice using General Ventilation. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to…