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The Rubber Industry: Safe Breathing

Your lungs are so important. What goes into them and comes out of them determines how you live. Striving for quality of life is inherent in us all. Lung disease is not. We must endeavour to give our lungs the best shot at life, free from carcinogens, irritants, chemicals and fumes. Rubber manufacturing usually consists of […]

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

The HSE has developed Draft Guidance on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The final versions of both the draft Regulations and guidance will be available on 6 April 2015. The Regulations will come into force on 6 April 2015. There will be a transition period of 6 months from 6th April to 6th […]

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Mines Regulations 2014

If all goes well, new mining regulations will come into effect in April of 2015. These will update the current Mines Regulations 2014. Changes include the current Approved Codes of Practice being replaced by new guidance and a modern set of regulations in place to focus on the control of risks. Other changes include the […]

Happy New Year from Protectus

Dear All, We wish a bright, merry and fantastic new year to all! Our blog/newsletter had examined many topics over the past year, ranging from controlling infection to sitting at your desk properly. With an eye on the news and recent developments in 2014, we tried to convey an up to date message about health […]

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Avoiding respiratory disease from poultry dust

Poultry dust is a mixture of birdfeed, straw, bird droppings, feathers, mites, bacteria and fungi. Poultry dust can be created by doing a variety of tasks such as laying down bedding, routine crop maintenance, catching poultry and manure removal. For those working in agriculture, respiratory disease is a major cause for concern. If untreated, occupational […]


World AIDS Day 1st December

Today, 1st December is World AIDS Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the world’s AIDS epidemic. Other yearly world health campaigns which are marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) include World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Hepatitis Day, among others. An estimated 35.3 million people are living with HIV. […]

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What is Radon?

Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas. It is a by-product of the decay of uranium that is naturally present in rocks and soils. Radon, being radioactive, has the potential to be harmful to living tissues. Even though it is found everywhere, in most places it is present in negligible amounts and so not harmful […]

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Occupations that pose a biological hazard

Occupations that involve working closely with humans, animals and biological waste pose risks to the worker’s health. Most of those reported are diarrheal diseases, but needle stick injuries can occur where viruses are transmitted. The control of exposure within the workplace is governed by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). Additional […]

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Teamforce Labour Achieves Achilles Link-Up Accreditation for Rail Industry

Teamforce Labour Ltd a leading recruitment agency based in London has successfully met the requirements of the Link-Up Achilles audit. Achilles creates and manages a global network of collaborative industry communities, being part of the Achilles community and achieving this requirement enables Teamforce labour to work in this safety critical environment. Link-Up Achilles is required […]