Hazardous substances

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    The air we breathe

    Poor indoor air quality in workplaces and homes is a major risk to our health, making it essential we improve our scientific knowledge of the dangers of air pollutants like chemicals.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 03 April 2022

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    How to handle flammable liquids and other dangerous substances

    Dangerous substances can and do put people’s safety at risk. Find out how to handle them.

    By Andrew Lawrence, Empteezy on 07 January 2020

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    Prevention always pays off

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) closes its campaign in managing dangerous substances and announces the next risk to focus on.

    By Iris Cepero on 19 November 2019

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    Painting the walls of safety

    Just three years ago, Farrow & Ball, the well-known manufacturer of paint and wallpaper with offices in Dorset and showrooms around the globe, decided to join the British Safety Council (BSC). It was an easy and, in a way, predictable route in the safety journey the company initiated back in 2006, when they achieved their first ISO accreditation.

    By Iris Cepero on 03 October 2019

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    Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards: winners announced

    Six organisations have scooped the top prizes in EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 September 2019

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    New research centre for occupational health proposed

    Government and employers should fund a new institute to provide leadership in health and safety research, the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has urged in a report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 July 2019


    EU-OSHA celebrates 25 years with live streaming panel event

    Today, audiences will be invited to tune in to a unique panel event held by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) for its 25th anniversary in Bilbao.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 June 2019

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    Anticipating and preparing for the challenges

    On 5 June, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work celebrates its 25th anniversary. Its executive director, Christa Sedlatschek, talks to Safety Management about her eight years heading the organisation.

    By Iris Cepero on 24 May 2019

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    Protect your staff from the silent killer

    How to remain compliant with the new regulations for workplace gas detection.

    By Alex Turgoose, ARCO on 22 May 2019


    Are you protecting your workers properly from hazardous substances?

    Research reveals 50 per cent of people using respiratory protective equipment may still be breathing in harmful substances

    By Kevin Williams, Arco on 14 May 2019