The HSE have announced a Programme of Inspections of factories using metal working fluids.
The health risks from poorly managed metal working fluids comprise:
These conditions can develop and become severe.
Organisations need to have clear control measures and procedures in place to monitor the condition of metal working fluids.
Health surveillance of workers to monitor the effectiveness of control measures is required by law. This necessitates regular lung function tests and skin inspections.
It is strongly recommended that management watch the excellent series of videos produced by the UK Lubricants Association and read the Good Practice Guide (see links below).
Please contact Workplace Wellness if you need further advice on how to ensure the safety of your workforce.
Workplace Wellness is the trading name of Bradford on Avon Occupational Health Services Ltd.
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