Bodyshop environments are a source of multiple hazards which can lead to significant work related ill health. One particular cause for concern are paints containing isocyanates, which according to the HSE have for many years been the biggest cause of occupational asthma in the UK.
Respiratory hazards are not the only concern, as protecting workers’ skin, eyes and hearing will often be required given the variety of workplace activities. In collaboration with 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket Division this webinar will provide useful information on the legislation and hazards surrounding bodyshop environments along with
practical PPE selection and training considerations.
Welding generates a complex mixture of airborne particles and gases that varies depending on the welding method and the type of metal. When inhaled, the metal fume and gases are known to cause ill health including long term illnesses that affect quality of life.
During this webinar we will discuss how airborne hazards form during welding and how there are typically controlled.
We will also cover:
Respiratory hazards associated with welding
Health effects such as fume fever
Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for welders
Training is an essential part of a health & safety management programme. Employers have a legal duty to provide the information, instruction & training necessary for their employees to carry out their work safely. In addition to this, an effective training programme can help to foster a positive health & safety culture, make employees feel valued & help you identify areas for improvement.
In this webinar we will discuss:
The legal requirements
How to deliver effective training
How engaging communications can maximise training success
This webinar will cover the part Personal Protective Equipment can play in protecting health care workers from some of the hazards they face during their working day. It will focus on the use of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) to prevent infection. The guidance aimed at this area will be explained and some of the difficulties typically encountered will be discussed.
In this webinar, we will cover:
What RPE is typically used
The different approaches needed for options available
The need for fit testing and the realities of performing it in a health care setting
3M’s SafeTea Campaign is now its second year, promoting how to make the most out of your group tea break whilst integrating a toolbox talk. The SafeTea platform provides a valuable way to engage and encourage compliance within your workplace and facilitates a two way conversation between you and your colleagues.
In this webinar, we will cover:
The additional SafeTea content for 2016 covering those issues relevant to your workforce today
How to prepare and deliver your SafeTea toolbox talk
How to maximise the effectiveness of SafeTea in 2016
Recent HSE statistics revealed that annually in the UK around 69,000 construction workers were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work.
Amongst musculoskeletal disorders and skin conditions, the construction industry also had the largest number of occupational cancer registrations across industries.
With this in mind, there is a concerted effort in the sector to increase awareness of construction hazards and the control measures which can be implemented. In this
webinar George Elliott from 3M will focus on these hazards and the important role control measures, including PPE, can play. George will be joined by Stephen Morris who will cover work at height in the industry and discuss the methods and equipment typically used to reduce the risks to construction workers.
A report published last year by the Association of British Insurers revealed that claims for Noise Induced Hearing Loss increased by 189% between 2011 and 2014, a clear indication of the rise in health effects caused by high noise levels in the workplace and at home. In this webinar, we will partner with Action on Hearing Loss to discuss:
How to identify high noise hazards
How your hearing works
Health effects caused by excessive noise
Action on Hearing Loss’s campaign during Tinnitus Awareness Week
With a range of electronic features available, hearing protection can also be a valuable tool in the workplace. Communication, productivity and worker motivation can all benefit from hearing protection with added electronic solutions.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
The range of electronic solutions available for HPE
How HPE with electronic features can benefit your workplace
Workplace case studies involving communication equipment
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Health hazards in bodyshops
July 28th 2016
12.00 - 12.45pm
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