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For too long perioperative staff have been suffering breathing issues, eye irritation and on-going health complications due to exposure to diathermy/laser plume - also known as surgical smoke. If the surgical smoke is not evacuated or protected against sufficiently, using...
Donning and Doffing the Easimask Custom Fit FSM18 FFP3 respirator Respirators can differ in how they should be donned/doffed. Please follow the manufacturer's instructions. For more information on the FSM18, see here.
A group of respiratory medical experts are calling for lung cancer in those who have never smoked to be more readily acknowledged as a problem. Summarising their findings, the report says: Lung cancer in people who have never smoked is more...
A major cause of respirator leakage is due to poor fit. Attaining an exceptionally high pass rate using both the Qualitative and the Quantitative Fit Testing methods, the Custom-Fit FFP3 Easimask® respirator combines leading face-seal technology and ergonomic pre-formed design to provide an...
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...

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