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Slips and trips

HSE issues safety alert on welding fume

New evidence shows exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause cancer. Employers should use suitable controls for all welding work. The current guidance on mild steel welding is out of date and will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this new evidence.

Safety alert

The latest figures show that slips, trips and falls account for a large proportion of reported accidents. Companies who manage their slip and trip risks effectively can reduce these types of accidents. The solutions are often simple and cost effective.
The HSE free leaflet Preventing slips and trips at work: A brief guide provides simple advice which employers can consider when doing a risk assessment slip and trip hazards. The slips and trips web page has further information and tools to help you.

Updated 2019-03-20