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What is your office hygiene saying about you?

11-07-2017

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A clean work environment is vital for your business. It presents a professional image for your company, creates a healthier environment for your staff and boosts morale overall. It’s not enough to simply run a hoover over the carpet and empty the bins every week – if you’re serious about product…

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Is your business doing its bit to protect the environment?

21-07-2015

Photo shows lots of paper around a waste paper binThe role, and education of, environmental protection is something that shouldn’t be limited to schools, science labs, or left solely down to the general public. According to the UN, the world's 3,000 biggest firms cause around $2.2 trillion worth of environmental damage - when you consider that th…

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Using technology to create a sustainable business environment

06-07-2015

Photo shows a group of office workers looking at a computerCreating a sustainable workplace can be easily achieved in various ways, especially with modern technology such as software automation. The integration of technology into the work environment improves the safety and health of employees. One way to safeguard your employees, assets, and products is by…

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Environment agency sentenced after worker drowning

18-12-2012

The Environment Agency (EA) has been ordered to pay more than £220,000 in fines and costs after a catalogue of errors caused one of its employees to drown while dredging an icy Cambridgeshire watercourse.

Simon Wenn, 43, from Main Road, Threeholes, Near Wisbech, died on 8 December 2010 while worki…

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Welsh chemical firm fined over dangerous substances

03-08-2012

A Deeside based chemical company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to comply with three Improvement Notices.

Euticals Ltd. (formerly Archimica Ltd.), which manufactures and distributes speciality chemical products in Sandycroft, Deeside, was visited re…

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ECHA have added twenty substances to the list of "Substances of Very High Concern"

10-01-2012

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have added twenty substances to the candidate list. Companies manufacturing or importing these substances, or articles containing the substances, need to check whether they have any obligations which result from the listing.

The list now contains seventy-three s…

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