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Whole Body Vibration at work: What you need to know

29 April 2024 · Mark Holmes

Whole body vibration (WBV) is the term for when vibrations are transmitted through the seat or feet of a worker. For example, this could be a person who drives a mobile machine, or other work vehicle, over rough and uneven surfaces as a central part of their job. 

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Isocyanate Exposure in the Workplace 

26 April 2024 · Mark Holmes

Here we answer any common questions around isocyanate exposure in the workplace – do you know your exposure limits, and how to monitor and control isocyanate exposure?  

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Hand-arm Vibration - What you need to know

19 April 2024 · Mark Holmes

Hand-arm vibration affects thousands of UK workers each year, and causes various afflictions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.  These symptoms are due to vibration exposure altering the flow of blood, which then results in nerve symptoms and blood circulation damage.

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Respirable crystalline silica dust - the next asbestos

8 March 2023 · Susan Lett

Respirable crystalline silica is created by a range of manufacturing processes. It is a particular problem in foundry practices, where green sand is used in metal moulds.

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Envirocare welcomes bespoke technology - the iSmith

3 February 2023 · Susan Lett

Envirocare’s Occupational Hygiene Team is improving efficiency and working practices by embracing its new project management tool – the iSmith.

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Chris Creasey awarded prestigious qualification from the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)

3 January 2023 · Susan Lett

Envirocare’s Occupational Hygienist, Chris Creasey has been awarded his professional qualification by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

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What are Electromagnetic Fields? (EMF)

3 November 2022 · Roisin Campbell

Electric and magnetic fields occur naturally in nerves and muscles of our bodies, and in the Earth’s magnetic field. In the workplace we are concerned about Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) produced by currents and fields in electric power systems.

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ProtectHear visit Envirocare Bradford Office

3 May 2022 · Megan Rushton

Safe practices regarding noise management are an imperative for today’s workforce; the number of workers with work-related hearing problems is estimated to be at 14000, using three years of data from the Labour Force Survey.

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COSHH Essentials: General Guidance G409 ‘Exposure Measurement: Air Sampling’

21 February 2022 · Bethan Martin

The Health and Safety Executive issued an updated guidance document which provides practical advice on when you must measure exposure to airborne substances, how to measure exposure, the substances, demonstrating control, and what should be included in the content of a consultants’ report.

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