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The dangers of welding and how to protect against them

11-05-2016

Photo shows a worker welding wearing personal protective equipmentWhether you're a skilled professional who's been using welding machinery since you were knee high to a grasshopper, or a clueless newbie picking up a welder for the first time for a spot of ambitious DIY, welding can be hazardous.

Combining heat, flame, light, dust and noise, there is a lot which…

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Four smart tips for picking the best protective gear

31-05-2014

Photo shows a worker wearing protective eyewearThere are a variety of workplace-related conditions where having the proper gear can make the difference between safe, predictable results and dangerous circumstances involving injury or even death. Your senses, hands and feet, and even torso can be subject to dangerous conditions when you work in a…

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Essential protective equipment and clothing for the workplace

10-02-2014

Photo shows a welder wearing protective clothingThere are dangers of varying degrees in just about every professional environment, from restaurant kitchens to factories, warehouses, building sites and road works – even offices to some extent. This is why it is essential to consider ways to reduce risks of injury and accident at work.

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Hearing loss laws in the workplace

16-01-2014

photo shows a work area with noisy equipmentEmployees who work in environments where loud noise is prominent have a greater risk of developing hearing problems compared to those who work in other sectors. Employers must adhere to regulations when their workers are involved in such work.

Employers must follow the Control of Noise at Work Regu…

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Is your wood workshop safe?

20-08-2013

image of a man working with woodAccording to a report published in December 2012 by the HSE, the major accident rate for wood-workers is 17% above the national average for all kinds of machine workers. Such incidents could cost your business huge amounts of compensation, and further problems whilst you wait for a valued member of …

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Personal protective equipment; stay protected at work

10-10-2012

personal protective equipmentMany people are engaged in jobs that include hazardous materials or processes that can cause damage to the human body either short-term or long-term. Those working with heat, electrical current, biological pathogens or other substances should utilize personal protective equipment to minimize risk an…

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The importance of choosing the correct PPE (personal protective equipment) for environmental protection

06-06-2012

Photo shows a worker wearing personal protective equipmentWorkers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce their exposure to various occupational hazards. This includes such items as full body suits, work trousers, aprons, gloves, and foot, head and eye protection. Its use is one component of a safety program using a number of techniques to ensur…

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