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Smart PPE and wearable technology 20 July 2018

Wearable technology is the most exciting development in personal protective equipment (PPE) for many years. It is now becoming available in everyday work life, and offers the prospect of huge benefits to workers worldwide by enhancing existing safety functions. Nigel Day of uvex Safety UK looks at some of the new products coming onto the market that have the capability to transform the world of personnel protective technology....

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Managing portable equipment in hazardous areas 19 July 2018

Hazardous Area Classification and the management of fixed equipment in these areas is a well understood and managed concept in most organisations who carry the associated risks.  This is thanks to the abundance of clear and concise guidance available, including the regulation and approved code of practice. Carolyn Nicholls of RAS asks whether the same can be said, however, for managing portable equipment....

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Lone worker protection 16 July 2018

As the lone working market, and its inherent health and safety risks, grows, Klaus Allion, Managing Director at ANT Telecom, outlines how businesses can dodge a bullet by strengthening their lone worker strategies....

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Don’t panic! The new PPE Directive and its likely effects on the market 15 July 2018

Frank Angear, General Manager of PPE trade association BSIF, argues that recent changes in EU PPE regulations will have very little effect on the selection and use of safety equipment and how it protects the user....

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Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain 2018 06 July 2018

The latest Health & Safety Executive fatal injury statistics show that 144  workers were killed in the UK over 2017/18.  This compares with 274 twenty years ago (1997/98) and 495 in 1981. These statistics are from RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations....

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Legislation Drives Demand for Detection of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Emissions 23 May 2018

FLIR Systems reports growing demand, from the power utility sector, for its FLIR GF306 optical gas imaging camera as they seek compliance with EU legislation** on Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) emissions ahead of the 2019 deadline....

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Hazardex announces the launch of PPTex supplement – July 2018 09 May 2018

Why we focus on PPT not PPE in general?   ...

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South African mining companies agree $400m compensation for silicosis 04 May 2018

Mining companies have agreed a 5bn rand ($400m) compensation deal for tens of thousands of South African miners who contracted deadly lung diseases while working underground. The miners contracted silicosis, an incurable lung disease caused by inhaling dust from gold-bearing rocks. ...

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Get down and dirty with Sensors & Equipment from Turck Banner 02 May 2018

The demand from industry to provide sensors and equipment that can withstand arduous conditions presents an on-going challenge for manufacturers. Not surprisingly the heavy industries such as oil, gas, mining and marine pose numerous challenges but many of the so called lighter industries are also hard on automation equipment. ...

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UK company fined after DSEAR failures badly injure worker 23 April 2018

A company specialising in spray foam insulation services has been fined after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel petrol powered equipment. Greenseal Insulation Ltd of Birmingham pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 and was fined £40,000 with costs of £11,779....

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