Breathe Freely in the Welding Sector

In April 2017, a second phase of the BOHS’s Breath Freely incentive focusing on the manufacturing sector was launched with the initial focus on controlling exposure to welding fumes. This followed the successful launch of the Breathe Freely campaign in 2015, aimed at preventing occupational lung disease in the construction industry. The most recent report […]


Genetically Modified Enzymes – an emerging occupational hazard

Increased consumer demand for low fat food and natural flavours have fuelled the production of genetically engineered flavourings and fragrances. This modification in the enzyme protein may alter the enzymes allergenic properties and thus leave workers more susceptible to developing hypersensitivity to them. Enzymes and artificial enzymes are known to be potential sensitisers and are […]



We are Hiring….

Shorcontrol Safety  is seeking an Occupational Hygienist to become part of their dedicated occupational hygiene team. The ideal applicant will have specific postgraduate qualifications or evidence of professional competency in the field, though provision of further education to attain this can be provided to the right candidate if necessary. The successful applicant will join Shorcontrol’s […]




Vanity knows no pain

There is a growing body of medical research indicating a link between the chemicals that make nail products chip-resistant, quick drying and brightly colored and serious health problems amongst the nail technicians exposed to them. Many of the chemicals in nail salon products are classified as skin sensitizers and are also hazardous to the respiratory […]