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What To Do If You Find Asbestos In The Workplace

Asbestos found on site can be dangerous - it can cause serious diseases, which can be fatal if you come across it and breathe in the fibres. But what exactly is asbestos? What damage can it do? Where is it found? And more importantly, what do you do if you find asbestos in the workplace?

Read on to learn more about asbestos, what you should do if you think you’ve found it in the workplace and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed to asbestos.

 

If you’re in the construction or manufacturing industry, then you’ll be familiar with manual handling. However, if you’re new to the world of construction or you’re just interested in learning about manual handling, then this blog is for you.

Keep reading to learn more about manual handling, including the health and safety requirements of manual handling. We’ll also include the best manual handling methods, which is sure to come in useful if you’re new to the industry or if you’re a construction employer.

The UK is one of the best places for workplace health and safety. This is most likely because of the fact that the majority of employers take health and safety seriously.

However, although UK health and safety figures are promising, around 150 workers die at work every year, and over 500,000 will get a workplace injury.

This is part of the reason why health and safety is so important, and training workers in emergency first aid is key. But what exactly is emergency first aid? And why is it so important?

Keep reading to learn more about emergency first aid in the workplace, and why it’s essential for employers to have an emergency first aid plan in place.

 

The Importance of PPE Training

Personal protective equipment (PPE), is an essential component of all high-risk workplaces. It is there to keep yourself and others safe. Protective equipment is worn to prevent exposure to chemicals or contaminants that can cause illness and is a vital part of infection control.

Some workplaces that require PPE are the construction industry, dentistry, and hospitals, to name a few. This is to prevent any exposure to infectious diseases. All organisations and high-risk businesses should be able to establish protocols and provide education in line with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

As you can see, the use of correct PPE is a necessity in order to keep yourself and your workplace safe. For more information on the importance of PPE safety training, read on.

 

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