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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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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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