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Concrete And Cement Dust Health Hazards

28th May, 2019 - tag Health

Whether you are mixing up a batch of concrete, using cement in other ways, or drilling into concrete materials, you may be exposed to cement and concrete dust. It might not be possible to eliminate cement and concrete, but it is possible to use cement and concrete safety by controlling the risks.

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Silica Dust Exposure Limits, Regulations And The Law

29th March, 2019 - tag Health

Silica dust kills around 800 people every year in the UK. Because silica dust is found in a lot of building materials, it's difficult to avoid. But avoid it, you must. Because the law, and your health, requires you to. How much silica dust is harmful, and what are the silica dust exposure limits?

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

4th March, 2019 - tag Health

There are 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill health, with over half a million new cases each year. Work-related ill health is responsible for a staggering 26.8 million working days lost. Not to mention the pain and suffering of those affected. Here are the top 5 causes.

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The Noise At Work Action Levels And Legal Limits

15th February, 2019 - tag Health

Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This duty extends to noise exposure. Noise is such a big problem, there is a specific set of regulations that apply. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations. These regulations specify legal limits regarding noise levels.

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24 Tips For Reducing Stress At Work

6th February, 2019 - tag Health

Stress can hit anyone at any level. With some small changes, you can reduce work related stress, creating a happier and healthier work environment. Here are 24 tips for reducing stress at work across demands, control, support, relationships, roles and change management.

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How Dust Hazards In The Workplace Can Kill Your Future

2nd January, 2019 - tag Health

Dust is one of those things that is hard to get away from. 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. Dust may not hurt you today, but it can kill your future.

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Wood Dust Inhalation Health Hazards And Controls

19th December, 2018 - tag Health

If you work with wood, you need to be aware of the health hazards created by wood dust. Wood dust is a hazardous substance and is covered by the COSHH Regulations, it can cause asthma, and in some cases, cancer. Controlling the risks will help you work safely around wood dust.

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The Water Temperatures That Kill Legionella Bacteria

5th December, 2018 - tag Health

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

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The 12 Symptoms Of Legionnaires Disease That Can Be Fatal

22nd November, 2018 - tag Health

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, and while relatively rare, there are around 350 confirmed cases identified in the UK each year.

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

12th November, 2018 - tag Health

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

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7 Health Tips For Surviving Winter Work

14th November, 2017 - tag Health

With the cold weather arriving, it brings with it some additional hazards at work, particularly for those that spend some, or most of the working day outside. Check out these 7 health tips for surviving winter work outdoors.

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Dust Yourself Off

11th October, 2017 - tag Health

We live with dust every day, in small quantities, and other than having to nip around the house with the duster every once in a while, it’s usually nothing more than an annoyance. At work, however, dust can cause problems. Especially when it is produced in larger quantities.

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