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COVID-19 is increasing demand for usage of CCTV systems for remote monitoring of operations, finds new study

NW Security finds CCTV increasingly being deployed to support remote management of workplaces during COVID restrictions

A new study of CCTV system managers commissioned by security technology company NW Security, found that nearly half (46 per cent) of medium and large-sized businesses across England, plan to use their CCTV systems to support remote management of processes and people in the workplace.

Tyvek® 500 Xpert at an open coal mine in Siberia, Russia

For more than 10 years, Sumitec International uses Tyvek® coveralls to protect mining equipment repairmen. "Our priority is safety of our employees," says Maria Zakharova, Occupational Safety Specialist at Sumitec International. "Employees can perform a variety of work without fear of chemical contamination. For many years Tyvek® coveralls remain the best for us."

Maintenance Operatives: Workplace Exposure

Occupational hygiene consultants visit a wide range of industries, from bakeries and petroleum plants to pharmaceutical sites and foundries. In addition to production operatives, many sites also employ maintenance operatives. This group of workers often have the potential to be exposed to the highest levels and widest range of harmful physical and chemical agents in a workplace, and as a result, must be monitored closely to ensure they remain fully compliant with the appropriate health and safety legislation, guidelines and limits.

Going the Distance: Asbestos Management and Consultancy for UK Highways

Over the course of several years, SOCOTEC has provided a full range of asbestos services on major highways projects in the UK, including the A14, M5 Overbury Viaduct and M20. From asbestos surveys and air monitoring to abatement work, auditing and contaminated land investigation, the organisation has made use of a wide range of consultancy and management services to support specialist projects, many of which had stringent requirements.

Have you got a head for safety?

MSA Safety launches whitepaper exploring benefits of great head protection

MSA Safety, designer, manufacturer and distributor of industry-leading safety products, has published a new head protection whitepaper following an industry panel webinar, which was hosted by MSA and attended by health and safety professionals across the UK.

The webinar panel was made up of key industry figures:

  • Alan Murray, CEO, BSIF
  • Jim Cliff, UK Product Sales Manager (Industrial), MSA Safety
  • Richard Cunningham, Worley

What is the purpose of cutting fluid?

What is the purpose of cutting fluid?

Metalworking fluid – also known as cutting fluid – is a type of coolant used during metalworking processes such as machining, grinding and milling. They are typically neat oils or water-based fluids used to reduce the heat and friction between the cutting tool and the workpiece, helping to prevent burning and smoking.

Updates to EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits: Monitoring Carcinogenic Substances

From 17 January 2020, the fourth edition of the HSE’s guidance document ‘EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits’ came into force, introducing new and revised workplace exposure limits for 13 carcinogenic substances.

SHAPA Technical Paper

The SHAPA Technical Committee regularly reviews technical papers & presentations which it recommends to its members for technical advice.

In July 2005 they published a whitepaper entitled, "Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts". This article was subsequently reviewed in July 2014.

Gardner Denver publishes free guide on ATEX directive and IECEX certification

Gardner Denver has created a new guide exploring how ATEX regulations and IECEX standards for controlling explosive atmospheres in plants and refineries can impact on compressor systems.

Available to download for free from, the guide covers the most important aspects of ATEX and IECEX certification, with an explanation of key concepts, and a list of countries where the standards apply. It also includes top tips to minimise risks and costs regarding air compressors.

For managers, it is crucial to understand what these ‘hazardous areas’ involve, to determine special precautions that should be taken, and precautions for the construction, installation and use of equipment.

IEC publishes state of the art guidance for the avoidance of hazards due to static electricity

nov 1 19 8The International Electrotechnical Commission has published a new Technical Specification called IEC 60079-32-1: “Explosive atmospheres - Part 32-1: Electrostatic hazards - Guidance”. This Technical Specification is a guidance document which is the latest addition to the IEC series of 60079 “Explosive Atmospheres” standards that are designed to limit fires and explosions caused by electrical malfunctions within hazardous areas.