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Scottish commercial fishing group set up to reduce accidents on vessels

An expert group is being created to improve safety performance and prevent accidents on Scottish commercial fishing vessels. 

Why respiratory protection is so important

Dust and fumes are a problem with which we are all familiar in our homes, but it can be a much more serious problem in the workplace. Paul Riddick, co-founder and technical director at fume and dust extraction specialists VODEX Ltd explores how contaminates being produced on a daily basis in the workplace can damage your health and could even prove fatal.

Occupational health standards need to be spread through construction industry

New research has revealed the need for occupational health standards to be “trickled down” through the construction industry to match improvements in safety criteria. 

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PPE special: Help at hand

Generic or inadequate safety glove specification can be worse than no provision.  

PPE special: Getting your kit off (and on)

Donning and doffing protective items are critical stages in their use.

PPE special: Unready to wear

Why is so little PPE designed for female workers and what can employers do about it?

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