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Health and Safety North takes place for the third consecutive year at EventCity Manchester and will tun on 8-9 October.

Content will be at the heart of the event with 30+ hours of CPD accredited content on offer across three theatres. These will feature educational seminars, industry debates and practical presentations.

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Health & Safety North
EventCity, Manchester
8th - 9th April 2019
£1 million fine after employees suffer burns

A CAR and commercial vehicle component manufacturer has been fined after two employees suffered burns while cleaning a distillation tank.

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HSE's new CEO takes the reins

SARAH ALBON, the new chief executive of Britain's workplace health and safety regulator took up her post on 2 September.

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Health and Safety North 2019

Health and Safety North returns to EventCity in Manchester on 8-9 October for the third consecutive year, boasting a wealth of free educational content and live demonstrations.

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Unite launches silica register

UNITE, THE UK and Ireland's largest union, has launched an online register to allow workers who have been exposed to silica dust to register their exposure, to assist with potential future legal cases if they experience long term health problems.

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GMB backs LFB school sprinkler campaign

GMB, THE union representing school staff, are shocked and concerned by figures recently released by the London Fire Brigade, that report that of all 57 fires in schools across the capital attended by the LFB in the past year, not one of the schools were fitted with sprinklers.

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Customisable workwear triples at VSafety

VSafety, arguably the UK's lowest price specialist of essential health & safety products, is pleased to announce a threefold increase on its customisable workwear product range and the addition of embroidery as a customisation option.

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New helmet incorporates eye protection

EVO VISTA is a feature-rich helmet that incorporates a retractable optical class 1 faceshield or overspec.

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Grip performance in the spotlight

Single use hand protection expert, Unigloves, will be showcasing the importance of grip and durability through its enhanced PRO.TECT range at this year’s Health and Safety North event.

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Is dust under control in your workplace?

The HSE have announced that their inspectors are beginning a new round of site visits across the UK to ensure appropriate control measures are in place in work environments where dust poses a health risk. Are you confident that your team understands the risks and effectively plans to prevent and adequately control dust exposure?

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Biodegradable nitrile gloves

SW Safety Solutions® gloves with EcoTek™ biodegradable technology are certified to ASTM D5526-12 international standards to break down, not just in laboratory conditions, but in real world environments by a minimum of 92.6% in as little as 2½ years, without any reduction in quality, protection or performance levels.

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Can you assume you are safe in a chemical suit certified for Type 3, 4, 5 or 6 protection?

The advent of European CE standards in 1995 can only have been a good thing... can it?

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New technology used for solenoid lock

The Schmersal Group is using Plasma-SealTight technology in a pilot to produce its AZM300 solenoid lock. Used on safety doors, the interlock has a metal bracket integrated into a plastic actuator. The bracket engages with an interlock cross-head to ensure safety doors are securely closed.

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Dust sampling pump range from Casella

Casella's Apex2 I.S personal dust sampling pump range boasts intrinsically safe international (IECEx) approval and has QPS certification for America and Canada.

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New SafeKey Lockout Padlocks from Brady

Brady Corporation offers new, innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks to achieve the safest Lockout/Tagout procedures during maintenance operations. With 100,000+ unique keys, the new locks can support large, company specific key hierarchies in which no 2 locks can be opened with the same key.

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Why do I need to activate my safety showers and eye/face washes weekly?

Hughes Safety Showers says that weekly activation of your emergency safety showers and eye/face wash units is paramount to ensure that all emergency equipment is operating properly.

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Clean air for a more productive working environment

LK Pex manufactures pipes used in under-floor heating, radiator heating and tap water systems, as well as braided hoses.

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