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New FAQ added – Employing hearing impaired staff

A new FAQ has been added to the website.  The question is can foundries employ hearing impaired staff? In short yes.  We know that the foundry shop floor can be a noisy and hazardous environment to be in but that does not mean hearing impaired people cannot

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SHIFT welcomes new members

SHIFT is delighted to announce three new members to the initiative. Furniss & White (Foundries) Ltd Investacast Ltd Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd We would like to extend a big welcome and look forward to working with them going forwards. For more information on becoming a member

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New SHIFT Initiative website goes live

The SHIFT initiative is delighted to be able to share with our members and others the news that as of today we have a new website to host relevant and important information for UK foundries. As part of the aim of SHIFT is to reach as many

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HSE enforcement Actions 2017/18

In their operational year 2017/18, the Health & Safety Executive issued a total of 34 notices (32 improvement, 2 prohibition) to 20 UK foundries. The notices cover both safety and occupational health ranging from unguarded machinery through to lack of cleaning and maintenance of cooling towers to

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A members report on molten metal clothing

After attending the excellent SHAD event at PMT Industries back in October we took the decision to replace all of our caster’s PPE with MARLAN SX that was demonstrated on the day. This decision has been proved a wise one following a recent incident where a ruptured

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HSE Publishes Long Latency Report

After a long delay the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have finally published the results of the long awaiting Foundry Long Latency Health Risks Project.  The full report can be downloaded by going to the following link:  https://hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1115.pdf This is a very important piece of work for the entire

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SHIFT Welcomes New Members

We are delighted to announce that since the start of 2017 SHIFT has welcomed 7 new foundries into membership, each one committed to helping improve the occupational health and the safety of their employees while as work. The new members are: AMG Superalloys Ltd B Mason & Sons

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HSE Publish Health & Work Strategy

The HSE have published on their website, their Health and Work strategy including the priority areas.  The effort is being focussed around conditions with widespread prevalence, the largest lost-time and economic-cost consequences and life-limiting or life-altering impacts. Specifically being targeted are: Occupational stress and related mental health issues; Musculoskeletal disorders;

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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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