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Revision to EH40. HSE has updated Workplace Exposure Limits (EH40/2005) in order to implement amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC) which introduces or revises thirteen binding occupational exposure limit values for a number of carcinogenic substances. The fourth edition of this document can be found at https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/eh40.htm or in the Guidance Section of the Simplifi website under Workplace Health Safety and Wellfare.
As a result of a review of the regime used for granting explosives licences HSE has updated the existing licence application forms and introduced a number of new forms to better reflect the range of explosive activities requiring a licence and to facilitate the supporting administrative framework.
The forms are:LP41 – application to HSE for a new explosives licence LP42 – application to HSE for a variation to an existing explosive licence LP43 – application to HSE to transfer a licence to another company LP44 – application to HSE for the Receipt of a Transfer of an Existing Licence FROM Another Person or Company LP45 – application to HSE for a Variation to a licence with regards to Change of Licensee Name/Address of Site/Address of Licensee LP46 – application to HSE for a Licence to Manufacture and/or Store of Ammonium Nitrate Blasting Intermediate (ANBI) only LP47 – application to HSE for a variation to an existing licence to Manufacture and/or Store of Ammonium Nitrate Blasting Intermediate (ANBI) only LP48 – application to the Health and Safety Executive for a Licence to Manufacture Explosives by means of On-site Mixing
These forms can be found on https://www.hse.gov.uk/explosives/licensing/how-to-apply.htm
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised guidance on exposure to welding fume. Task specific guidance for welding, cutting and associated tasks is provided in a suite of documents:WL0 – Advice for managers WL2 – Welding in confined/limited/restricted spaces WL3 – Welding Fume Control WL14 – Manual gas and oxy-gas cutting WL15 – Plasma arc cutting: fixed equipment WL16 – Arc-air gouging (air-carbon arc gouging) WL18 – Surface preparation: Pressure blasting (small items) WL19 – Surface preparation: Pressure blasting (medium-sized items) WL20 – Surface preparation: Pressure blasting (Large items) WL21 – Weld cleaning with pickling paste