Failing to manage the risks of industrial ingredients is a recipe for disaster

A Hereford-based company has been fined £40,000 plus costs, for health and safety failings.

A worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis after exposure to sensitising ingredients in rubber compounds.

The company was found to have failed to assess or manage the risks from products being used.

A COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) assessment would have identified the risks, and proper procedures, alongside working instructions would have helped to prevent this painful condition from occurring.

PETA offers training courses to educate employees into the principles of COSHH so they are understood and risk assessments can be undertaken to help reduce the potential for harm.  

Alternatively, please contact us to find out more about our Consultancy and Advisory Service, where a qualified and experienced Safety Advisor can work with you to develop robust risk assessments and controls to reduce the potential for harm.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly by calling 023 9253 8700 or by emailing


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