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Respirable crystalline silica OEL under review

The battle to keep respirable crystalline silica (RCS) out of the carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMD) has been lost and it is due to be debated and added to Annex III of the directive imminently. There is a second issue with RCS in the CMD, which the

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HSE Proactive Workplace Interventions 2016/17 highlight problems

As part of the Working Well Together strategy, the HSE as planned is undertaking three proactive interventions in their financial year 2016/17 which by the nature of foundry activities targets them directly.  Planned visits to review controls for those working with silica, asthmagens and metalworking fluids, as well as

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CMF & SHIFT working with BHSEA

The SHIFT Initiative via the Cast Metals Federation is please to announce that it is a member of the BHSEA (Birmingham Health, Safety & Environment Association) which itself is a member of Safety Groups UK and affiliated to RoSPA.  The BHSEA are one of the most proactive associations within Safety Groups UK and

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HSE Proactive Workplace Inspections 2015/2016

Starting in April 2015 and running through the financial year 2015/16 the HSE are carrying out a proactive inspection programme to manufacturing industries, including foundries, where exposure to materials containing respirable crystalline silica(RCS), carcinogens and asthmagens are used, produced or process generated, focussing on controlling serious health

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