The reality of being exposed to hazardous substances

By Trolex News on Mar 14, 2019 1:25:00 PM

Every year thousands of workers suffer ill-health as a result of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace, with conditions ranging from skin diseases like dermatitis to far more serious and potentially fatal illnesses like respiratory lung disease or cancer.

Many of the more serious ailments related to work-based exposure are only just becoming clear with some diseases taking years - perhaps decades - to manifest and are only now demonstrating the importance of improving work-based health conditions and reducing the exposure to hazardous substances.

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What are the biggest health risks in industrial workplaces?

By Trolex News on Feb 5, 2019 10:46:48 AM

An estimated 13,000 deaths each year are linked to past exposure to chemicals or dust when working within an industrial environment, according to a ‘Health and safety at work’ report - that's 35 people a day.

The stats on deaths from occupational lung disease alone show that 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposure at work, with 20% of those thought to be linked to exposure to asbestos.

Why this is not higher on the business and political agenda is a question which needs to be raised with new cases of work-related ill health costing the UK £9.7 billion in 2016/17 according to a new report published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Three safety technologies transforming harsh environments

By Trolex News on Jan 21, 2019 8:37:00 AM

Health and safety in hazardous environments doesn't just have implications for the wellbeing of operatives, it can also have a serious impact on an operation's finances and viability.

Whether this is due to lost productivity or - in the worst cases - pay-outs after accidents or ill health, being able to identify the health and safety risks within industrial operations is essential.

Thankfully, industrial safety technologies are constantly evolving and improving along with the health and safety policies around harsh and hazardous operations. This means that employees are better protected from the dangers of their working environment.

In this blog, we take a closer look at how industrial safety technologies are evolving, as well as how they are improving health and safety within harsh and hazardous environments.

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Tackling air quality with Dust Suppression Systems

By Trolex News on Oct 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

According to statistics from the HSE, around 12,000 people in the UK die from dust inhalation related to exposure in the workplace every year and hazardous industries need to improve the working environment. While regulation is being tightened to improve working conditions, it is also the threat of legal claims that is focusing attention for managers, board members and shareholders alike.

Safety regulation across the globe has become ever more stringent as authorities have recognised the dangers associated with working in hazardous dusty environments. From mining to tunnelling and manufacturing, hundreds of thousands of individuals are working every day in high dust environments, and therefore at risk of inhaling potential health damaging toxins.

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Industrial and Mining Trends: Our Predictions for 2018

By Trolex News on Feb 1, 2018 5:26:03 PM

The mining and industrial workplace has continued to undergo a transformation during the last 12 months as technology plays an ever more crucial role both in employee safety, and boosting production and workflow.

Heading into 2018, there are a number of key areas which bosses and workforces should be looking at and here, Glyn Jones, CEO of Trolex Group, looks ahead to identify what will be the biggest changes and what new technology will have the biggest impact on the mining sector in the new year.

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Which industry has the most workplace hazards?

By Trolex News on Nov 13, 2017 5:57:45 PM

From hazardous materials and unstable structures, to dangerous chemical gases and dust, when it comes to environmental hazards, those working in mining, construction or industrial operations are regularly exposed to potentially fatal hazards.
While modern safety solutions have improved, any misstep, equipment failure, or change in atmosphere could be disastrous.
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Step into the 21st Century with real time dust monitoring

By Trolex News on Jul 6, 2017 10:36:22 AM

In an increasingly litigious world, protecting your business against prosecution is an essential part of any major business strategy or policy. Why then, when we have the technology available, do organisations that have employees working in hazardous environments still rely on out-dated dust monitoring systems?
Regulations are becoming tighter but with no accurate, immediate and continuous information about the current levels of dust in the environment, organisations simply cannot make employee safety and wellbeing decisions in real-time. The strategy is either based on ‘after the fact’ data or visual assessments of dust levels, and then just hope for the best. These processes are simply not good enough any longer.
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Using dust detection sensors to protect your workforce

By Trolex News on May 26, 2017 11:43:24 AM

There is an invisible killer affecting the UK workforce that kills over 4,000 people in the UK every year.[1] The name of this killer - Respirable Dust. Hundreds of thousands of individuals in many different industries are working every day in high dust environments, and therefore are at risk of inhaling potential health damaging toxins, most notably silica. While regulation is being tightened with the aim of improving these working conditions, it is the fear of legal claims that is now, finally, focusing the attention of managers, boards and shareholders.
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