Keeping a Cool Head

Keeping a Cool Head

As human beings, it always amazes me how incredibly resilient we can be, despite adverse circumstances. All too often, a preventable incident occurs in the workplace, resulting in our colleagues suffering from catastrophic injuries. What blows my mind, however, is the ability of some people to shrug off these injuries and get on with their lives. They can be a great source of inspiration to us all, and remind us that life really is not all that bad. Take Mike Rousselle as an aweinspiring example....

As human beings, it always amazes me how incredibly resilient we can be, despite adverse circumstances. All too often, a preventable incident occurs in the workplace, resulting in our colleagues suffering from catastrophic injuries. What blows my mind, however, is the ability of some people to shrug off these injuries and get on with their lives. They can be a...

As human beings, it always amazes me how incredibly resilient we can be, despite adverse circumstances. All too often, a preventable incident occurs in the workplace, resulting in...

Detecting Hazardous Gases

Detecting Hazardous Gases

Gases are used extensively around the globe, but many of their properties have the potential to cause harm to both people and the environment if they are not managed effectively. Gases can be; flammable and therefore lead to fire and explosion, they can be asphyxiants and they can cause other occupational health related problems (asthma/lung sensitisation, skin irritation and soft tissue damage). Gases are used in many industrial processes, but gases may also be produced as an unwanted by-product in some activities (oil production, refining...

Gases are used extensively around the globe, but many of their properties have the potential to cause harm to both people and the environment if they are not managed effectively. Gases can be; flammable and therefore lead to fire and explosion, they can be asphyxiants and they can cause other occupational health related problems (asthma/lung sensitisation, skin irritation and soft...

Gases are used extensively around the globe, but many of their properties have the potential to cause harm to both people and the environment if they are not...

Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle

 Many workers such as those working in manufacturing, foundries or catering kitchens are exposed to thermal risks whilst undertaking their job. It may not be possible to just remove these thermal hazards and in such circumstances suitable PPE, which may include protective gloves, will need to be provided to the worker to protect them from injury. The European standard EN 407 – ‘Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)’ has recently been revised by the appropriate European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) technical committee, and...

 Many workers such as those working in manufacturing, foundries or catering kitchens are exposed to thermal risks whilst undertaking their job. It may not be possible to just remove these thermal hazards and in such circumstances suitable PPE, which may include protective gloves, will need to be provided to the worker to protect them from injury. The European standard EN...

 Many workers such as those working in manufacturing, foundries or catering kitchens are exposed to thermal risks whilst undertaking their job. It may not be possible to just...

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