Tag: rpe

HSE issues safety alert against using KN95 facemask as PPE

HSE issues safety alert against using KN95 face mask as PPE The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). A safety alert has been issued urging all employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 face masks as PPE. The alert was issued […]

Fit testing face masks to avoid transmission: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Respiratory protective equipment Tight-fitting respirators (such as disposable FFP3 masks and reusable half masks) rely on having a good seal with the wearer’s face. A face fit test should be carried out to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) can protect the wearer. Minimise the risk of transmission People who have symptoms of COVID-19 or […]

Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume

Issue Date: February 2019 Introduction: There is new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans. The Workplace Health Expert Committee has endorsed the reclassification of mild steel welding fume as a human carcinogen. Consequences: With […]