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During June, HSE will be carrying out a health inspection initiative focusing on the respiratory risks to construction workers from exposure to dust.
The Environment Agency has issued a Guidance Note (RPS 255) on Treating, storing, and using carbon dioxide from anaerobic digestion. This regulatory position statement (RPS) sets out the Environment Agency’s enforcement position. It’s about carbon dioxide (CO2) that meets food and beverage or industrial grade standards from anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. It applies to AD plants that do not have either this specific activity listed in their current permit or an environmental permit for a waste operation. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/treating-storing-and-using-carbon-dioxide-from-anaerobic-digestion-rps-255
From April, HSE inspectors will be visiting business within the woodworking sector, such as sawmilling, manufacture of composite boards and carpentry, as well as other industries where wood dust exposure can occur. Inspectors will be looking for evidence that employers have considered the control measures required to reduce workers exposure to wood dust, that workers understand the risks of exposure to wood dust, and effective control measures have been put in place. https://press.hse.gov.uk/2022/04/01/hse-inspections-target-woodworking-businesses-to-tackle-occupational-lung-disease/