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April 2017

Air PT Scheme

HSL samples with Axetris mass flow controllers

HSL recently featured in an article published by Axetris that looks at the work undertaken to create standards that ‘have market-leading reproducibility and accuracy’.  HSL runs a state-of-the-art atmosphere generation system for recreating polluted atmospheres and accurate loading of standards of hazardous materials. These standards are used for the AIR PT scheme.


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Hazards 27 Conference... HSL Presenting 

Andrew Thorpe of HSL’s Exposure Control and Assessment Team is presenting at this year’s Hazards27 conference, being held in Birmingham on 10th-12th May.  Andrew’s talk will be focussed on the ‘effectiveness of oil mist detectors in relation to oil mist droplet size and concentration’.  Click here for more information about all of HSL's expert speakers. 


Improving respiratory health - Mike Clayton features in the Global Exposure Manager - IOHA

Mike Clayton, of HSL’s PPE team, gave an insight into the importance of ‘sharing knowledge and expertise’ around respiratory health, and how ensuring a correct fit of RPE and quality fit tests along with good guidance, can decrease the levels of ill health. Click here to see the full article in Issue 4.



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Updated advice on exposure monitoring for hand-arm vibration

HSE inspectors commonly come across companies that are engaged in routine continual monitoring or logging of workers’ hand-arm vibration exposure (e.g. using log books, in-line electrical or pneumatic timers or more sophisticated electronic timers and wearable timers). The revised Q&A for employers addresses why HSE advises that such monitoring is unlikely to be necessary – click here to find out more. 


Click here for more information about the work HSL do on hand-arm vibration. 

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Training Dates for your Diary

Asbestos – Managing asbestos in domestic* and non-domestic premises – 16th May 2017


Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) - Health Surveillance and Exposure Control – 8th June 


RPE Fit Testing – Advanced 1 day course in qualitative fit testing – 27th June 2017


RPE Fit Testing - Advanced 2 day course in quantitative (Portacount) and qualitative fit testing – 27th-28th June 2017


Management of Hand Arm Vibration in the Workplace - An Introduction – 29th June 2017