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HSE Dyes and dyeing

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This section of the HSE website evaluates typical exposure from Dyes and Dyeing processes.  It covers a variety of controls (including LEV) as solutions in lowering exposure. http://www.hse.gov.uk/textiles/dyes-dyeing.htm Exposure to dyes Dyes used in textile finishing have many different, complex chemical structures and there are many products in commercial use.  Uncontrolled exposure to some hazardous…

HSL On-tool controls to reduce exposure to respirable dusts in the construction industry

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Taken from the first page of this report: Many processes in the construction industry create large quantities of dust; often materials used in construction contain silica. If the dust emissions from these processes are not controlled they can cause exposures that exceed UK workplace exposure limits and consequently lead to occupational diseases such as cancer,…

HSE COSHH ESSENTIALS IN STONEMASONS: SILICA

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COSHH Essentials sets out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It takes the form of straightforward advice in ‘factsheets’ called ‘control guidance sheets’. There are two types of sheets, industry-specific ‘direct advice sheets’ and ‘generic control guidance sheets’. STONEMASONS DIRECT ADVICE The following are direct advice sheets for…

HSE INDG429 – Bakers – time to clear the air!

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This is a leaflet produced by the HSE aimed at raising awareness that flour dust can cause asthma.  It has some practical examples of activities conducted in the food production and ways to lower exposure.  Aimed at Employers and Employees in the food industry. To download the leaflet click here to be redirected to the…

HSE Cadmium in Silver Soldering or brazing (EIS31)

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This HSE guidance is aimed at employers, managers and workers who use or plan to use cadmium-containing products and materials.  It is also relevant to those who may be working on materials that may include cadmium-containing solders. To download this Engineering Information Sheet click here to visit the HSE website.

SEA/HSE Hexavalent chromium in electroplating: Prevention and Control of Chromic Acid Mist

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www.sea.org.uk About SEA: As a Trade Association, The SEA endeavour to be the voice that represents our members in areas surrounding legislation and government that affect our ability to produce and compete successfully in an increasingly competitive global market. We are very proud of the contribution that the UK treatment industries have made to current technology employed…

HSE Textile dust

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The following is taken from http://www.hse.gov.uk/textiles/dust.htm Dust Why dust is a problem Dust can cause explosions[1]. Textile process dusts, in particular wool and cotton, can also cause byssinosis (cotton dust), occupational asthma and respiratory irritation – see more information below (link to more info below). Up-to-date COSHH assessments, control to within Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)…

HSE COSHH essentials in ceramics: Silica

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COSHH Essentials sets out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It takes the form of straightforward advice in ‘factsheets’ called ‘control guidance sheets’. There are two types of sheets, industry-specific ‘direct advice sheets’ and ‘generic control guidance sheets’. CERAMICS DIRECT ADVICE The following are direct advice sheets for…

HSE COSHH ESSENTIALS IN FOUNDRIES: SILICA

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The HSE – COSHH essentials in quarries: Foundries: COSHH Essentials sets out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It takes the form of straightforward advice in ‘factsheets’ called ‘control guidance sheets’. There are two types of sheets, industry-specific ‘direct advice sheets’ and ‘generic control guidance sheets’….