Following a recent BBC Watchdog programme highlighting the potential for an allergic reaction with chemicals, specifically MIT (methylisothiazolinone) found in household paint, it is a timely reminder to all persons and companies in control of a workplace of the legal requirement to control substances that are hazardous to health.
Following a recent review of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are in the consultation process of revising the regulations and have issued CDM 2015 in draft form for comment. This briefing note from the S2 Partnership provides an overview of how the proposed changes to CDM regulations could affect those working in construction environments.
All non-domestic properties have a duty to manage the risk of asbestos within their premises so that they comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012). How often should I review the asbestos management plan? And what should the review involve?
A new ‘Environmental Health Atlas’ published by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) showing fourteen health conditions mapped at small-area level shows high levels of geographical variation in Mesothelioma.