Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Material Safety Data Sheet Training

The huge number of hazardous chemicals in existence makes it impossible for anyone to be an expert on all of them, hence the need for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). Material Safety Data Sheets are required to be made available to all personnel who use or handle hazardous substances in the workplace. It is fundamentally important that anyone who is involved in the transportation, use or storage of hazardous substances is able to read and understand the safety information contained on a Material Safety Data Sheet.

Make 2010 the year where you train your people thoroughly on MSDSs, so everyone can work confidently and safely with hazardous chemicals.

Our MSDS training course is extremely comprehensive and easy to use. Click here to see what the package contains, and to purchase it. Go on, don't put off MSDS training any longer!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Definitive mobile phone risk assessment health study begins

The biggest study to date into the effects of mobile phone usage on long-term health has begun, aiming to track at least a quarter of a million of people in five European countries for up to 30 years.

The Cohort Study on Mobile Communications (COSMOS) differs from previous attempts to examine links between cellphone use and diseases such as cancer and neurological disorders in that it will follow users' behavior in real time.

Most other large-scale studies have centered around asking people already suffering from cancer or other diseases about their previous mobile phone use. They have also been shorter, since mobile phones have only been widely used for over a decade.

"One of the limitations of research to date is that when you ask people about their mobile phone use say, five years ago, there's a lot of error," said Jack Rowley, director of research and sustainability at European industry body, the GSM Association.

About five billion mobile phones are in use worldwide. To date, groups such as the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health have found no evidence that mobile phone use harms health.

"Research to date has necessarily mainly focused on use in the short term, less than 10 years," principal investigator Professor Paul Elliott of the School of Public Health at London's Imperial College told a news conference. "The COSMOS study will be looking at long-term use, 10, 20 or 30 years. And with long-term monitoring there will be time for diseases to develop," he said.

Professor Lawrie Challis from MTHR said: "Many cancers take 10, 15 years for the symptoms to appear. So we've got to address the question: Could there be something out there that we need to look at?"

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gas bottle shocker

This photograph highlights the dangers posed when transporting gas bottles in vehicles.

In this case, the single rope holding the gas bottles failed, causing the load to become unstable and potentially hazardous. If you are transporting gas cylinders in a vehicle, ensure they are securely restrained in an upright position. One means of ensuring gas bottles are restrained, is to stow them in a built-for purpose cage or vertical racking system.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Montie: The original and by far the best safety video library!

Thank you to all of our subscribers for making Montie the world's leading safety video subscription service. If there's anything we can do to assist you, please give us a call, we've love to have a chat with you! Until then, stay safe!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Discussion Place for Safety Professionals
The meeting place for Safety Professionals

Please join us at the The Safety Cafe! Registration is free, and it's a great place to chat about safety, ask questions, share ideas etc. A really friendly place to talk safety, so please introduce yourself in the 'Introduction' section. Here is a screen shot below. Click on it to be taken straight to the Safety Forum!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy and Safe Easter!

From all of us here at Safetycare, have a happy and safe Easter period!