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 from the UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) Metalworking Fluid Product Stewardship Group (MWFPSG) and from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with additional advice from experienced workshop managers and medical experts.
The guide includes a revised layout for quick reference, further advice on health surveillance as well as specific advice for when a fluid can be treated, bringing the key properties back in line with its target ranges, or when a fluid should be written off, as “beyond repair”.
The guide can be downloaded here:- UKLA/HSE Guide