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Chemical Safety in the Hospitality Sector

Photo shows a hotelCleaning products and chemicals are probably one of the most common hazardous substances used in the hospitality sector. Apart from sharp equipment in kitchens that presents a risk, chemicals also present many hazards such as burns, skin irritation and respiratory harm. To minimise these risks, prop…

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Vegetable supplier fined for chemical incident

Emmett UK Ltd pleaded guilty to contravening Regulation 12 (1) of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and was fined £8,500 at Spalding Magistrates' Court. It was also ordered to pay full costs of £2,478.

In September 2009, an agency worker was cleaning food processing ma…

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Council admits failing to store hazardous substances correctly

East Sussex County Council has admitted failing to store hazardous substances correctly after a visitor died due to drinking dishwasher fluid at one of their day centres.

It was discovered that the bottle containing the fluid was indistinguishable, in appearance, from the bottles of orange squash…

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