Dangerous substances can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and sanding operations, dusts from foodstuffs, pressurised gases and substances which are corrosive to metal.
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require employers to control the risks to safety from fire, explosions and substances corrosive to metals.
Find out how to remain fully compliant with the latest 4warned newsletter. Click here → How Can Employers Comply with DSEAR 2002?
A major workplace hazard that often risks being overlooked is dust. The HSE is currently undertaking a national programme of health inspections across UK construction sites to see which work presents the most risk. Read the news here.
As the temperatures start to drop and the rain, ice and snow become ever-present, it’s a good time to revisit a common workplace injury and illness that can be exacerbated by working in cold and wet weather.