Dust and Fume in the Classroom

10 October 2012
Dust and Fume in the Classroom

Practical activities such as soldering, cutting and welding are increasingly common in the classroom, lab and workshop but the hazardous dust and fumes generated are not always considered. Indeed, the hazard may not have been identified.

A survey carried out by the National Asthma Campaign shows that over 100,000 people are admitted to hospital annually with asthma - half of these are children.

The COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations place a legal responsibility on employers to ensure that their employees and other persons in the workplace are protected from hazardous substances. This legislation applies to local authority and education establishments just as it applies to industry.

Purex has worked closely with several local authorities to identify sources of potential hazards and develop cost effective solutions to the problem.

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