Health Surveillance

Health Surveillance? What Is It?

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What Is Health Surveillance? Health surveillance is basically a system of ongoing health checks that can sometimes be required by law for employees who are exposed to any one of the following: + Vibration + Noise + Ionising Radiation + Fumes + Solvents + Dusts or Biological Agents + Compressed Air The main purpose of […]

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Stack Emissions Testing Requirements

Stack Emissions Testing Requirements

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  What Is Stack Emissions Testing? Stack emissions testing (stack sampling or stack monitoring) is the experimental process for evaluating the characteristics of waste gas stream emissions into the atmosphere from industrial facilities to meet environmental standards. Stack testing measures the amount of specific regulated pollutants or surrogates being emitted or determines the destruction or […]

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Environmental Compliance

What Exactly Is Environmental Compliance?

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The definition of environmental compliance is to conform to any environmental regulations, laws plus any other regulations or standards. You may believe this sounds rather complicated but it’s not. In fact, it’s nothing more than what you should be doing already to be running your company legally. In recent years environmental compliance has become a […]

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Air Pollution Monitoring

Air Pollution Monitoring Stations Face Closure

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New government plans aimed at cutting regulations to save money may see up to 600 air pollution monitoring Stations face closure. Ministers want to remove obligations on local authorities to assess air quality in their areas, resulting in less monitoring. Environmental campaigners however are accusing them of trying to hide the fact that Britain is […]

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Silica Dust Dangerous

Silica Dust Is Dangerous, Protect Yourself

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What Is Silica Dust? Silica is the most basic component of sand and rock. The most abundant type of crystalline silica is quartz but other common silica containing materials include: + Concrete, Cement, Mortar + Tiles, Brick, Granite + Top Soil, Abrasive, Asphalt Silica is so common that any workplace activity using these materials that creates dust can expose workers to […]

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Renewable Heat Emission Monitoring

Renewable Heat Incentive Emission Monitoring Certification

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What Is The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme? The renewable heat incentive (RHI) is a payment system for the generation of heat from renewable energy sources introduced in the United Kingdom in late November 2011. It is a government backed measure to make production of heat through renewable means more financially attractive and is a generous […]

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Legionella Risk

Legionella Risk Ignored By Care Home Resulting In Fine

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A private care home in Wallasey has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fines and costs after it failed to manage the risk of elderly residents catching a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. The care home was prosecuted by the HSE after it failed to comply with an Improvement Notice to assess the risk from […]

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Corporate Social Responsiblity

Businesses Need To Toughen Their Corporate Social Responsibility

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Shannon Schuyler, corporate responsibility leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ (PwC) has expressed that businesses must ask some “tough questions” and become more transparent if they wish to scale up their CSR commitments and that she was constantly looking to build on her company’s efforts to make Corporate Social Responsibility count in areas such as resource scarcity, climate […]

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