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2022 Occupational Hygiene Training Calendar

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Action Meso Day 2021 2nd July from 12.30pm

This year, Action Meso Day will be a virtual event, held on Friday 2nd July from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Hosted by broadcaster, academic, and mesothelioma patient, Kate Williams. The event will include panel discussions, clinical trials updates, expert insights, and patient stories for anyone affected by or new to mesothelioma. ActionMeso supporters, including support groups and charities, will be hosting their own activities before or after the main event. Patients, family members, friends, carers, local… Continue reading

Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide (Second edition) Published May 2021

It’s here! The second edition of the HSG238 Asbestos Analysts Guide! ‘The guidance has been updated to take account of findings from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) interventions and developments in analytical procedures and methodology. It provides clarification on technical and personal safety issues, especially in relation to sampling and 4-stage clearances. New information on sampling soils for asbestos is included. The guidance is designed to assist analysts in complying with their legal obligations. The… Continue reading

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Driving professionalism in the asbestos sector

Check out BOHS CEO Kevin Bampton chatting with FAAM Deputy Registrar & Gully Howard Technical Managing Director, Jonathan Grant about driving professionalism in the asbestos sector, in particular the reason why #FAAM was set up & how it can make a difference for all professionals involved in the #asbestos industry. Continue reading

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Underlying health conditions caused by occupational exposure

If there is one thing all of us have learned during this past year, it’s that looking after our health and the health of others is all about minimising risk as much as reasonably practicable.   COVID-19 has shown us that not everyone is at the same level of risk from any particular hazard. We’ve known for a long time that smoking, not exercising and eating unhealthily are all detrimental on their own, but together each… Continue reading

Crystalline Silica – Immediate action could save countless lives

How Kitchen Worktops and Stone-Washed Jeans are increasingly a matter of life and death. Immediate action could save countless lives The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection and the UK’s leading scientific society on workplace health exposures has written to MPs to urge them to take immediate action to prevent avoidable deaths and illness caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica. This is the dust created by cutting stone and stone-based substances,… Continue reading

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HSE WARNING regarding KN95 face masks – IMPORTANT

Use of face masks designated KN95 A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork. These face masks may also be known as filtering facepiece respirators. Health and Safety Executive – Safety alert Department Name: EPD – PPE Team Bulletin No: STSU1 – 2020 Issue Date: June 2020 Target Audience: All industry… Continue reading

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The pitfalls of lone working (INNOVATION CASE STUDY)

Any organisation that has staff who work alone or remotely are acutely aware of the challenges of providing training can be considerable. Excellent training requires time and money by incurring expenditure as opposed to generating revenue. As such any solution to training must provide high standards at a reasonable price. GHTechnical (GHT) has always recommended that the first element of training is face to face and should refresher training be required, they would create a… Continue reading

Announcement: GHT partner with leading LEV experts, Vent-Tech

Gully Howard Technical is pleased to announce a new partnership with ventilation specialists Vent-Tech to bring you LEV training and services of the highest quality. Having known each other for many years and worked together in the past, GHT know that Vent-Tech provides top of the range expertise and quality for all things LEV. That’s why we don’t hesitate to recommend their LEV services and training to our customers. “Dust and fume extraction is so… Continue reading

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