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Teenage apprentice overcome by fumes in ‘acid room'

An alloy wheel repair company has been sentenced after a 16-year-old apprentice was overcome by fumes from a substance that contained toxic chemicals, including dichloromethane (DCM).

Stonemasons fined after worker developed silicosis

A stonemasonry company whose employee developed silicosis has been ordered to pay £18,000 in fines and costs.

Floor layer killed by toxic adhesive was wearing ‘completely ineffectual’ face mask

A property maintenance firm and a flooring manufacturer have been fined a combined £750,000 over the death of a floor layer in London. 

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Piper Alpha: regime changer

July 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the oil industry’s worst disaster, which changed safety regulation and practice.

Landsec: duty to manage

The FTSE 100 developer uses a belt-and-braces approach to control asbestos risk to its large supply chain.

REACH: Brexit strategies

In the second of our articles on the EU’s chemicals overarching licensing regulation, we look at the potential paths for the UK when it leaves the bloc (Read our first article, REACH, the clock is ticking.)

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