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13th December, 2022 - Health

How Dust Hazards In The Workplace Can Kill Your Future

It's hard to get away from dust. We create dust in nearly everything we do. Many types of work create dust, and most people encounter dusty environments at work from time to time. If you don't control dust, it may not hurt you today, but it can kill your future.

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17th November, 2022 - Health

12 Tips To Keep You Warm When Working Outside This Winter

It's cold outside, and if you work outdoors, it might feel like there's no escaping the chill. Here are some tried and tested tips for how to stay warm when you are out in the cold. Let's get warmed up!

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15th November, 2022 - Health

Working In Cold Temperatures And The Law

Exposure to the cold can cause shivering, reduced alertness, feeling unwell and, eventually, hypothermia - which can be fatal. Employers have legal responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Let's look at what the law says about working in the cold.

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3rd November, 2022 - Health

The Top 5 Health Risks At Work (From HSE Statistics)

1.7 million workers are suffering from work-related ill health, with over half a million new cases each year. Work-related ill health is responsible for a staggering 32.5 million working days lost. Not to mention the pain and suffering of those affected. Here are the top 5 causes.

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8th September, 2022 - Health

Inhaling Wood Dust: What Are You Breathing Into Your Lungs?

If you work with wood, you're going to create dust. But if wood dust enters your lungs, it can cause health problems like asthma, and in some cases, cancer. If you work with wood, you need to be aware of the health hazards created by wood dust, so that you can protect yourself and work safely.

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18th July, 2022 - Health

The Dangers Of Working Outside In Hot Weather

Summer might be the best season to work outdoors, but with temperatures rising, what about the dangers? Should you be worried about sun exposure? And how can you stay safe working in extreme heat? Can it ever be too hot to work?

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30th June, 2022 - Health

The 12 Symptoms Of Legionnaires Disease That Can Be Fatal

Legionnaires' disease is an infection caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the Legionella bacteria. It is a severe form of pneumonia that can be fatal. Learn more about Legionnaires' disease and the 12 symptoms to look out for.

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8th June, 2022 - Health

The Water Temperatures That Kill Legionella Bacteria

Legionella is a type of bacteria that can grow in water, usually found in warm and stagnant water. This bacteria spreads Legionnaires' disease, which can be fatal. There are a few ways to kill Legionella bacteria, one of the most common ways to control the risk is by managing water temperatures.

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10th February, 2022 - Health

What Is Silica Dust And Why Is It Bad For You?

Silica dust is the second biggest cause of lung disease in workers after asbestos, killing over 500 construction workers in the UK every year. Even with such a high level of fatalities, many construction workers are unaware of when harmful silica particles are released.

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15th December, 2021 - Health

7 Health Tips For Surviving Winter Work

With the cold weather arriving, it brings some additional hazards at work, particularly for those that spend some or most of the working day outside. As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, check out these 7 health tips for surviving winter work outdoors.

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24th June, 2021 - Health

Dust Yourself Off - Controlling Dust At Work

We live with dust every day, in small quantities. And other than having to nip around the house with the duster, it’s usually nothing more than an annoyance. At work, however, dust can cause health problems - especially when it's hazardous or created in larger quantities.

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9th June, 2021 - Health

Can You Risk Assess The Sun? Why UV Is A Hazard In Outdoor Work.

Working outside is great in the summer, but while the sun brings warmer temperatures, it also increases health risks. And protecting yourself involves more than just sunscreen. If you or your team do work outdoors, it's time to get sun smart and protect your skin.

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