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Welding fume question and answer session with the HSE

As part of the record equalling SHIFT forum held in early July 2019, the HSE provided three key people involved in the new work on tackling welding fume to come along and offer delegates an almost unique open question and answer session related directly to the change in classification and what it means for welding in foundries. Information presented on the day included: The HSE web pages for the welding section are being removed. Information where possible that could be ...
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Dedicated visits to foundries as part of the HSE 2019/20 operational plan

The UK government directs what needs to be done to help keep people safe and healthy. Hence in the UK we have our regulator, the Health & Safety Executive. As part of this the HSE create an overall strategy for helping to improve health and safety in the workplace. At present we have the Helping Great Britain Work Well campaign as part of this.  A number of key elements get built into the overall strategy and at present there are ...
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SHIFTing Health & Safety with Record Attendance

A record equalling 91 delegates attended the July 2019 SHIFT forum, which focussed on welding fume and how to handle the risk from exposure to fumes and dust in the workplace. Due to the importance of the topic, CMF opened the event up to non-SHIFT members and several CMF member companies took advantage of the opportunity to attend. Delegates were treated to a number of informative presentations including a unique opportunity for an open question & answer session with leading ...
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Change in classification for formaldehyde

The EU Parliament has, after a review, adopted a position on formaldehyde as part of the 3rd wave of revisions to the Carcinogen & Mutagens Directive. The effect of this is, as of now formaldehyde is classified as a class 1b carcinogen, presumed to be a human carcinogen.  It therefore now carries the H350 May cause cancer (equivalent to R45) code.  As part of this change, the WEL for formaldehyde has been set at a new lower level of 0.3ppm ...
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SHIFT welcomes two new members

The SHIFT initiative is delighted to welcome two new members to the ever growing numbers of UK foundries who are experiencing the benefits of being involved with one of the most proactive industry led initiatives for improving safety performance and reducing ill-health in the workplace. Lestercast Ltd are based in the heart of the UK producing high quality castings for a number of markets using the investment casting or lost wax technique. Ervin Amasteel Ltd are best known for their ...
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