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Long Term Health Issues in Construction

Tackling long-term Health and Safety issues in Construction

Fast facts: 4,000 people die every year from asbestos related diseases[i] 500 people die every year from silica related diseases[ii] 50% of all workplace cancers appear in construction[iii] The need to focus on long-term health issues Despite the fact that only 1-4%[iv] of fatalities linked to Construction are due to on-site accidents, historically there has Read more…

Metal Processing Health and Safety

Metal Processing: Event Round-Up

On Wednesday 5th November we held the first in a series of events for the Metal Processing Industry, ‘A Safer Future in Fabrication’ at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon. Highlights The event focused on the ‘health’ in health & safety and included seminars on implementing an effective respiratory protection programme, hearing conservation, hand-arm vibration Read more…

Aura 9300+

Fit Test vs Fit Check – Understanding the difference

We’ve compiled this brief Q&A to emphasise the importance of, and the differences between, fit checking and fit testing, enabling you and your employees to safely use respirators while knowing how responsibility is shared. What types of respirators need to be fit tested and fit checked? Any tight-fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) – disposable respirators, Read more…

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PPE Compliance, Stage 2 – Reasons for non-compliance

Unfortunately, it isn’t enough just to provide your workforce with suitable Personal Protective Equipment – you also need to ensure they’re always wearing it when required. In this, the second in a series of four blog posts, Sarah Broadbent, from 3M’s Technical Service team, explores the various reasons why employees put their health at risk. There are all Read more…

Hearing Training and Education

Protecting workers’ hearing, Stage 3 – Education and Training

Protecting your workforce from noise is vital for Health and Safety compliance and it can also reward your company with increased productivity. This is the third in a series of four blog posts written by Technical Services Engineer, Sarah Broadbent of 3M’s Personal Safety Division and covers the training options provided by 3M to encourage Read more…

Hearing Protection

Protecting workers’ hearing, Stage 2 – Protection

Protecting your workforce from noise is vital for Health and Safety compliance and can lead to improved productivity. In this, the second in a series of four blog posts, Technical Services Engineer, Sarah Broadbent of 3M’s Personal Safety Division talks about the different types of protection available and how to go about choosing the one Read more…

Noise Detection

Protecting workers’ hearing, Stage 1 – Detection

Protecting your workforce from noise is vital for Health and Safety compliance and can lead to improved productivity. In this series of blog posts, Technical Services Engineer, Sarah Broadbent of 3M’s Personal Safety Division explains the methodology of implementing hearing protection in the workplace: Understanding the combination of volumes and frequencies of noise in the Read more…