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10th July, 2019 - Health

Why Too Much Noise At Work Is Bad For Your Health (And Safety)

Noise in the workplace is something many of us have to put up with. The constant hum of air conditioning, the clanking of a printer, or the deafening roar of machinery. But too much noise at any level can be bad for your health, and your safety.

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28th May, 2019 - Health

Concrete And Cement Dust Health Hazards

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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29th March, 2019 - Health

Silica Dust Exposure Limits, Regulations And The Law

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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4th March, 2019 - Health

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

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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15th February, 2019 - Health

The Noise At Work Action Levels And Legal Limits

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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6th February, 2019 - Health

24 Tips For Reducing Stress At Work

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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2nd January, 2019 - Health

How Dust Hazards In The Workplace Can Kill Your Future

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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19th December, 2018 - Health

Wood Dust Inhalation Health Hazards And Controls

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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5th December, 2018 - Health

The Water Temperatures That Kill Legionella Bacteria

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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22nd November, 2018 - 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, and while relatively rare, there are around 350 confirmed cases identified in the UK each year.

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12th November, 2018 - 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 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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11th October, 2017 - Health

Dust Yourself Off

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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