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  • ACRIB releases proposed F-Gas review consultation responses

    25 November 2011

    ACRIB has released details of its recent F-Gas review consultation responses. 

  • H&S review update

    24 November 2011

    There are a number of things happening in health and safety at the moment. Here is a selection of the top issues.

  • Agency Worker Regulations a law with unintended consequences?

    18 November 2011

    Rather appropriately, given its European origins, the new law on agency workers has become a cause célèbre for unions in the UK and the bête noire of both employers' organisations and Eurosceptic politicians.


  • Employers should act on work-related road deaths

    18 November 2011

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to do more to reduce the number of work-related road traffic accidents, as new research has emerged on the subject.

  • Fake refrigerants becoming a 'serious problem'

    16 November 2011

    COMPANIES have been warned to only purchase refrigerants from authorised and reputable suppliers as evidence mounts that highly dangerous fake refrigerants are a far greater problem and more widespread than many realise.

  • Europe must take the lead to phase out HFCs

    03 November 2011

    The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomed a move by the European Commission to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning, and urged the European Union to work towards phasing out the chemicals by 2020.

  • HSE e-Bulletin service Slips, trips and falls Update

    03 November 2011

    STEP - Slips and Trips eLearning Package
  • F-Gas policing debate rages on after wholesaler revelation

    28 September 2011

    The debate over who polices F-Gas rages on after it was revealed that an electrical wholesaler is selling refrigerants on the open market, backed by a major supplier.
  • European countries secretly releasing HFC-23 despite environmental impact

    23 September 2011

    European chemical manufacturers are surreptitiously venting large quantities of HFC -23, according to a new study.  The study, by EPMA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, claims that Western European emissions of HFC-23, a super greenhouse gas with a global warming potential some 14,800 times higher than CO2, are as much as 140 per cent higher than the figures contained in national emissions reports.
  • Inquest opened into fatal propane blast

    07 September 2011

    The Icepak coldstore which exploded in 2007 following a propane refrigerant leak had no gas detection systems in place and had experienced a massive leak just six months earlier, an inquest has heard.
  • F-Gas Support Helpdesk changes

    19 August 2011

    The F-Gas Support (queries about the EC F gas and Ozone Regulations) are advising that the telephone helpline will be closing from 26th August 2011, however they will still be taking queries by email and letter.
  • Risk assessment must adapt to rise in global sourcing

    14 July 2011

    Manufacturers need to improve their assessment procedures to quantify the level of risk involved as they source more ingredients from around the globe, a food safety expert has warned.
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