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02 March

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Unmasked: What is the Effect on RPE Mask Availability Whilst the Globe is in Panic-buying Mode?

With the Coronavirus / COVID-19 epidemic continuing to dominate the daily news, as we go to press current WHO figures suggest there are now over 110,000 reported cases worldwide with over 3,800 deaths.On Friday 28th February, Honeywell, one of the largest safety manufacturers in the world, informed their business partners that stockpiles of their most popular disposable mask, the EN 149, had been completely exhausted. So, how will businesses who normally purchase larger orders for daily health and safety reasons still be able to function?



Shawcity Announces Fixed Gas Detection Partnership with DEGA

Shawcity is delighted to announce their latest partnership with leading gas detection manufacturer DEGA, a very welcome expansion to our independent specialist fixed gas system portfolio.Shawcity will be working alongside DEGA to provide bespoke fixed gas detection systems across the UK and Ireland.



VOCs in the PCB Manufacturing Process

Conformal coating is part of the process involved in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs). This process protects the PCB from dirt, moisture, chemicals, gas and temperature variations to ensure the PCB components do not corrode or fail due to external factors or conditions.Many manufacturers of PCBs include this process to meet industry standards and to ensure the durability and reliability of their products. Conformal coating can be applied manually via an aerosol can but it contains some compounds which are potentially hazardous to health, both in the short- and long-term.



A Guide to Gas Detection in Confined Spaces

There are several common dangerous gases to be aware of when working in confined spaces: Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Sulphide and LEL (combustible gases). Exposure to these gases outside of regulated guidelines can cause serious health implications.To protect workers, employers are required by law to monitor the atmosphere before entry and during the entire time any employee occupies the confined space. Appropriate training is essential to ensure the correct assessments are made when deciding which gases to monitor within a confined space. In this article we will discuss the common gas threats confined spaces present, a topic all too often overlooked.

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ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres.

ATEX certification ensures that equipment is fit for use within explosive atmospheres and is supplied with adequate information to ensure it can be used safely.

For more information visit: hse.gov.uk/fireandexplosion/atex.htm