2009-04-01 12:00 - Messages

Dermatites de contact aux équipements de protection individuelle (EPI)

Les dermatoses professionnelles aux équipements de protection individuelle (EPI) sont essentiellement des dermatites de contact d'irritation et/ou allergiques et des urticaires de contact. Les professions exposées dépendent de l'EPI, par exemple, le personnel de santé surtout pour les gants, les salariés du BTP pour les gants, bottes et chaussures de sécurité... La plupart des EPI sont irritants surtout en cas de port prolongé.


Work at height solutions

These work at height solutions contain advice and guidance for safe working at height. They are drawn from information given by the HSE Falls from Height Programme Team to enquirers on understanding the Regulations, on work at height equipment selection and on equipment use.

By searching the list you can view questions and their specific answers which may provide the right information for your enquiry. Where appropriate the answers offer links for more detail.


Footwear - new updated testing table

A new footwear samples table update to the report ‘HSL/2007/33 Further slip-resistance testing of footwear for use at work' is now available for download. The ongoing programme of testing has generated results for a further 20 footwear samples. Six of these are new in this most recent update.


Standards for personal protective equipment (PPE)

This OM replaces OM 2006/01. It provides inspectors and other visiting staff with practical guidance for interpreting the markings provided on personal protective equipment to comply with the requirements of European Standards.


Music festivals and outdoor events

Staff at a major music festival were exposed to very high noise levels without adequate care for their safety. This was a large music festival with more than 50,000 people present and with two major outdoor stages.


NIOSH revises advice to protect responders from airborne pathogens

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently revised its recommendations about personal equipment for protecting first responders from airborne pathogens in potential bioterrorism situations.

The "Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection Against Biological Agents" were updated to reflect changes in equipment ratings and standards since the previous version was issued in 2001, said John Decker, associate director for emergency preparedness at NIOSH. The document was published online last week.


HSE's new slips and trips e-learning package (STEP)

HSE's new STEP tool is an eLearning package providing slips and trips guidance through interactive learning. It provides an easy way to learn about slips and trips, how they are caused, why preventing them is important and how to tackle them. STEP includes quizzes, videos, animations, case studies and interactive sequences to enhance the learning experience. Completing this package will aid understanding of slips and trips allowing informed decision making on the actions required to reduce injuries.


Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection Against Biological Agents

The approach to any potentially hazardous environment, including one with biological hazards, must be made with a plan that includes an assessment of hazard and exposure potential, respiratory protection needs, dermal protection needs, entry conditions, exit routes, and decontamination strategies. Plans involving a biological hazard should be based on relevant infectious disease or biological safety recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (e.g., http://emergency.cdc.gov/bioterrorism) and other expert bodies including emergency first responders, law enforcement, and public health officials. The need for pre/post exposure treatment of first responders with antibiotics, vaccination, or other medications should be determined in consultation with licensed medical personnel.


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