Exposure Assessment and Control Feb 2017

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February 2017

Blood sampling

Blood Sampling: A necessary evil?

Sometimes, yes.  Whilst the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain rightly encourages non-invasive sampling where possible, sometimes a blood sample is the only reliable means of assessing body burden.  For chemical exposures, this requirement most commonly applies to lead, cadmium and occasionally mercury. Find out when and why from Jackie Morton’s article on LinkedIn.  Blood lead and cadmium sampling kits are available to order online.


Salmon Parvalbumin

Aeroallergen Limited Time 

Half Price Offer 

We are currently running a special offer for allergen analysis for two new assays – salmon parvalbumin for the food processing sector and rabbit allergen ory c1 for animal handlers. Click here to find out more.

Mike Clayton

RPE Fit Testing in the UK

Mike Clayton was invited by a Dutch industry safety group to attend their meeting to deliver a presentation on RPE fit testing in the UK. Various industry sectors in the Netherlands have recently introduced a requirement for fit testing and many questions have been raised. They were especially keen to hear about how we introduced fit testing in the UK and the lessons learnt. The session, which was extended, was very well received and the group felt that they understood much more about the steps and challenges ahead. On the following day Mike gave a similar presentation at an industrial safety congress in Utrecht.


Mike’s work is the latest in a succession of work that we have done in the Netherlands, from training courses for occupational hygiene consultancies to a variety of analytical service work.  If you are struggling to find appropriate expertise in the Netherlands, consider asking HSL. Dank u wel!


Book your place now - 19 April 2017, Buxton

HSL is to hold its second Analytical Services and Health Risks Customer Open Day on Wednesday 19 April.  Topics to be covered include biosafety, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hearing conservation, using PPE and biological monitoring.  Click here to book your place now. 


Asbestos – Managing asbestos in domestic* and non-domestic premises  - 14th March 2017

Biological Monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work – 9th March 2017

Improving Your Health Related Risk Assessments – 9th March 2017

Measurement of Hazardous Substance Exposures - 8th March 2017

Occupational Medicine Seminar for HSE Appointed Doctors, Occupational Health Professionals and GPs – 22nd March 2017

PPE Essentials – 14-15th March 2017, 21-22nd March