Engineering Company Exposed workers to the risk of dermatitis – Fined

An engineering company has been fined for failing to control the risk of its employees developing dermatitis following exposure to metalworking fluid. West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court heard that, between October 2017 and January 2019, employees were exposed to metalworking fluid.  They were exposed while working on conventional machines such as lathes and milling machines. Metalworking fluid is used on the … Read More

Revised upper limb disorder leaflet is published

Leaflet on managing upper limb disorders has been updated. The leaflet is aimed at employers and offers practical advice on reducing the risks of upper limb disorders (ULDs) and includes information on: what upper limb disorders are their symptoms and causes how to manage the risks around them what employers can do to help their workers The leaflet ‘Managing upper … Read More

Revised form to record details of a heavy goods vehicle (HGV)

A revised form VTG 788 to record HGVs with DVSA has been published. You will need to use the latest version of the correct form depending on how you registered the vehicle with DVLA. It only needs to be done once for each relevant vehicle to allow you to book an annual test for it. VTG 788 for vehicles approved under … Read More

New and revised Workplace Exposure Limits

EH40/2005 has been updated, to its fourth edition version 2020, to include new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) for carcinogenic substances. Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk. To prevent ill health, the law requires employers to control exposure to such substances.   Employers must protect both employees and others who may be exposed.  They must comply with … Read More