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The need for training

The need for training

Being Face Fit Tested on a tight-fitting respirator is a legal requirement for your employer, if you are required to wear one for work.
This is to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) that you’re wearing is suitable for your face size/shape.
However, even if you’ve passed a Fit Test it’s important not to underestimate the importance of being trained to perform regular fit checks.

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Is burning the toast really that bad for you?

Is burning the toast really that bad for you?

New research revealed this month that every-day tasks such as toasting bread or cooking a roast can expose your lungs to more hazardous particles than the busy streets of Delhi or Kanpur – two of the most polluted cities in the world.

But in a world of ‘fake news’ and media scaremongering, is that really true? And if it is, should we be worried?

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Pollution map reveals unsafe air quality across the UK

Pollution map reveals unsafe air quality across the UK

A new compilation study released by Friends of the Earth, revealed almost 2,000 locations in the UK exceeded World Health Organisation guideline safety limits for air pollution last year.

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Welding Fume Update

Welding Fume Update

New advice from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) revises level of threat to life from welding fumes.

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Flour Dust

Flour Dust

We all know that too much dust can make you sneeze. But did you know dust can be contaminated with other materials that are seriously bad for your health? 

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Fit Testing – is it really necessary?

Fit Testing – is it really necessary?

Fit Testing tight-fitting respirators is a legal requirement in the UK - but is it really necessary? 

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NHS to invest £70m in public lung cancer screening initiative

NHS to invest £70m in public lung cancer screening initiative

NHS England have committed to spending £70million on mobile lung cancer scanning vehicles to help reduce deaths from lung cancer through early detection.

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HSE targets London in new inspection initiative

HSE targets London in new inspection initiative

During January and February of this year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be undertaking a new construction inspection initiative focussing on asbestos workers in London, UK.

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NHS long-term plan to focus on lung cancer

NHS long-term plan to focus on lung cancer

The new 10 year plan for the NHS, released earlier this year, has selected respiratory care as one of its national priorities.

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Adequately Suitable

Adequately Suitable

When tight-fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is required for work, it is a legal requirement that every employee pass a Fit Test for the particular make/model of RPE that they will be using.

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