Setting New Standards for PPE

Setting New Standards for...

Many of the test methods used in product standards for PPE need to be improved so that there is more consistency of test results between testing laboratories. This article concentrates on work to improve the test methods in product standards for heat and flame protective apparel, reviews imminent changes to related product standards and lists new or recently published ones, some of which deal with PPE ensembles, not just apparel. The standardisation activities covered in this article are those of ISO, the International Organisation for...

Many of the test methods used in product standards for PPE need to be improved so that there is more consistency of test results between testing laboratories. This article concentrates on work to improve the test methods in product standards for heat and flame protective apparel, reviews imminent changes to related product standards and lists new or recently published ones,...

Many of the test methods used in product standards for PPE need to be improved so that there is more consistency of test results between testing laboratories. This...

Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures

The development of emergency procedures essentially addresses the question of ‘what should we do when something unexpected or unplanned happens’. The ‘unexpected/unplanned’ can be a multitude of different things and it is almost impossible to anticipate every single scenario, so some form of robust procedure or process is required to address the key steps. When considering the need for emergency procedures you are in fact trying to anticipate what types of things could go wrong and, if they do, how you would react and deal...

The development of emergency procedures essentially addresses the question of ‘what should we do when something unexpected or unplanned happens’. The ‘unexpected/unplanned’ can be a multitude of different things and it is almost impossible to anticipate every single scenario, so some form of robust procedure or process is required to address the key steps. When considering the need for emergency...

The development of emergency procedures essentially addresses the question of ‘what should we do when something unexpected or unplanned happens’. The ‘unexpected/unplanned’ can be a multitude of different...

Chemical Regulation

Chemical Regulation

Companies are increasingly coming under pressure on account of globalisation to safeguard the health and safety of employees and users of chemicals and hazardous materials, as well as the environment. Historically, chemical regulation in the Middle East has been a national patchwork of regulations, with the level of sophistication of chemical control varying greatly as a result of different levels of economic and industrial development. While several of the countries in the Middle East are possessive of an intent, if not a formal action plan,...

Companies are increasingly coming under pressure on account of globalisation to safeguard the health and safety of employees and users of chemicals and hazardous materials, as well as the environment. Historically, chemical regulation in the Middle East has been a national patchwork of regulations, with the level of sophistication of chemical control varying greatly as a result of different levels...

Companies are increasingly coming under pressure on account of globalisation to safeguard the health and safety of employees and users of chemicals and hazardous materials, as well as...

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