SHEP seminar readies SMEs for inspections

The Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP) is running a free one-day welding fume and metalworking fluid seminar on 26 November to help SMEs keep their workforces safe and their companies on the right side of the law.

cnc metal working machine with cutter tool during metal detail milling at factory

The focus of the HSE’s January-March 2020 inspection programme will be on ensuring companies have effective control measures in place to minimise the risks associated with exposure to metalworking fluids and welding fumes. All welding fumes are now classed as carcinogenic, while metalworking fluids can cause occupational asthma, occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis and dermatitis.
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