Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, welcomes the two-week inspection
blitz launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) this week. The
inspections will befocusing on poor conditions likely to
lead to ill health on construction sites, a sector in which occupational
hygiene controls have, for too long, been overlooked.
As we commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, BOHS, the Chartered Society for worker health protection and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are calling on employers to comply with the legal exposure limits for known carcinogens, whilst urging the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to be robust in its enforcement of the law, and the government to demonstrate the political will to prevent unnecessary loss of life from work-related cancers.
1-(2-Methoxyphenyl) piperazine (1-2MP) is included in the Misuse of Drugs Act and Regulations as a Class C drug.
The problem for occupational hygienists is that this is used in ‘MDHS 25/3 Organic isocyanates in air’ and this is currently the preferred method for organic isocyanates
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