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WIS32 – Safe collection of wood waste

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This information sheet gives practical guidance to manufacturers and suppliers of wood waste collection systems on how to reduce fire and explosion risks. Users may also find this information useful when planning or commissioning a new extraction system or to check the adequacy of an existing one. It also contains advice on how to minimise…

HSE WIS30 – Toxic Woods

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This information sheet provides employers and operatives with information on the reported adverse health effects associated with the more common woods used in commercial quantities within the UK, as detailed in Table 2.   This information sheet will help you take suitable precautions so that you can avoid or minimise their ill-health effects. This resource is…

WIS23 – Wood dust, Controlling the risk.

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This information sheet is aimed at local exhaust ventilation (LEV) users within the woodworking industry. It provides practical guidance on the health and safety risks from wood dust and how to control them. It will also help employers to ask the right questions when dealing with LEV designers and suppliers. This revision contains new information…

COSHH G402: Health Surveillance for Occupational Asthma

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This information 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.  It is also useful for trade union safety representatives. The sheet describes specialist advice on health surveillance for occupational asthma.  It sets out what you should…

INDG172 Breathe freely, a worker’s information card.

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This pocket card gives practical information about occupational asthma. It is for people who work with respiratory sensitisers. Respiratory sensitisers are substances that could cause allergies if they are breathed in. It gives guidance on what to do if you work with respiratory sensitisers and how to avoid exposure. It is available to purchase or…

HSW Act 1974 S6 “General Duties of Manufacturers etc as Regards Articles and Substances for Use at Work”

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Extract from Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which spells out the duties and responsibilities of Manufacturers, Designers, Supplies or Imports articles (including LEV) and substances for use at work.  Useful checklist for anyone Buying or Designing, Manufacturing, Supplying any article related to LEV.