Resources

HSE Guides “Woodworking”

HSE have produced in 2017 a series of guides on controlling dust from woodworking processes.  These guides can be accessed and downloaded by following these links:- WD0 “Advice for Managers” WD1 “Bandsaws” WD2 “Circular Bench Saws” WD3 “Cross-Cut Saws” WD4 …

HSE Guides on Rubber Fume and Rubber Dust

In early 2019 HSE produced/updated a number of guides relating to the control of fume and dust from rubber processing.  The guides can be downloaded here:- RB0 “Advice for Managers” RB1 “Fume – General Ventilation” RB2 “Bag Opening & Weighing” …

HSE Guide A9 – “Drilling Holes in Asbestos Cement”

This HSE Guidance Sheet A9, published in 2017 describes good practice when you need to drill holes in asbestos cement, bitumen products, floor tiles or other highlybonded materials containing asbestos. Download PDF Copy  

HSE Guide FL8 – “Stand-Alone Dust Collectors”

First published in Sept 2016, this sheet describes HSE’s view on good control practice when using a stand-alone dust collector where there is no room to install fixed dust extraction. It covers the key points Employers need to follow to …

Fume Cupboards – Screaming Jelly Baby

A short video clip kindly supplied by AES, Glasgow showing the potential detrimental effect on containment during “The Screaming Jelly Baby” experiment! This experiment is carried out as part of the school curriculum.  It’s called the “Screaming Jelly Baby” experiment …

HSE Summary Statistics 2021

The link leads you to the HSE summary statistics for 2021.  This includes statistics for both ill health and injury. Page 6 details the Occupational Lung Disease Statistics, which include: 12,000 Lung Disease deaths each year are estimated to be …

HSE 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 …

HSE Report – Asthmagen? Critical Assessments of the Evidence for Agents Implicated in Occupational Asthma

This HSE document runs through several agent groups and their individual compounds.  It assesses and discusses the evidence, to determine if the substances are Asthmagens based upon the EU Criteria. It is an aged document, first published in 1997 with …

HSE INDG 346 “Chromium and You”

This HSE guide on working with Chromium was last updated in 2013. The guide discusses working with chromium and its inorganic compounds and how exposure may affect your health. This leaflet tells you about the possible health effects, the preventative measures …

HSE: Sinonasal Cancer; RR933

First published by HSE in 2012 as a Research Report.  It looks at the current burden of sinonasal cancer in the UK where exposure to certain substances in some industries pose a heightened risk. Formaldehyde, wood dust, leather dust (work …