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Did you know that your respiratory health could be at risk, even when wearing a surgical mask? Surgical Masks vs Respiratory Protective Equipment Surgical masks offer little protection against airborne hazards, as hazardous particles can be breathed in through the gaps. In contrast,...
An NHS Trust has been fined by the Health & Safety Executive this month for the mishandling of asbestos and exposing staff to the highly hazardous substance.  Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment work undertaken...
Did you know… Around 5.4 million people in the UK suffer from asthma Asthma sufferers in the UK are amongst the most likely to die due to their condition in Europe – with around 1,400 asthma-related deaths a year ...
Fit2Fit and the British Safety Industry Federation launched a new set of companion guides to the HSE’s INDG 479 this month at a special launch event hosted by the Health & Safety Event – Birmingham 2019.   Industry Guidance (INDG) 479...
HSE launch new guidance on Respiratory Protective Equipment. After almost 20 years of service, the HSE’s guidance on Fit Testing RPE (the OC 282/28) has been retired by a new document – the Industry Guidance (INDG) 479 ‘Guidance on respiratory...
New research revealed this month that every-day tasks such as toasting bread or cooking a roast can expose your lungs to more hazardous particles than the busy streets of Delhi or Kanpur – two of the most polluted cities...
Being Face Fit Tested on a tight-fitting respirator is a legal requirement for your employer, if you are required to wear one for work. This is to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) that you’re wearing is suitable for your...
Introducing the next generation in loose-fitting powered air purifying respirators.   Our new and improved Loose-Fitting Respirator Kits are ideal for protecting those who need chemical/gas protection, staff who haven't been Fit Tested yet, and people with beards or facial scarring. Following extensive testing and customer...
Bringing Quantitative Face Fit Testing to Healthcare Full Support Healthcare are now offering PortaCount machines and training for Quantitative Fit Testing to healthcare providers across the UK. Featuring: Step-by-step video instructions Live Fit Check statistics Scientific particle numeration It is a legal...
A new compilation study released by Friends of the Earth, revealed almost 2,000 locations in the UK exceeded World Health Organisation guideline safety limits for air pollution last year. Comparing levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – air pollution – the...

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