Cross-Industry Group of UK Organisations Commits to Limiting Silica Exposure

Cross-Industry Group of UK Organisations Commits to Limiting Silica Exposure

On December 4, the UK Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) announced that a cross-industry group of organisations in the UK has committed to limiting employees' exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS), which, according to IOSH, is responsible for nearly 800 deaths in the UK each year.

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Canadian Safety Experts Advocate for Treating All Excavations as Confined Spaces

Canadian Safety Experts Advocate for Treating All Excavations as Confined Spaces

Excavations present many of the same hazards as confined spaces – exposure to toxic gases, slips/trips/falls, falling equipment, contact with electrical lines, heat exhaustion, etc., as well as some unique hazards such as flooding and dust exposure. However, in some Canadian provinces, excavations sites are not treated as confined spaces.

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