Thursday, 23 June 2016

Hereford company and their H&S advisor fined after person became skin sensitised to ingredients in rubber sealant

Hereford-based TRP Polymer Solutions Limited, which manufactures rubber sealants, was fined £46,529 (inc.costs) after a worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis.
The circumstances were:
  • Employees were exposed to sensitising ingredients in rubber compounds.
  • The company’s health and safety advisor failed to understand the underlying issues to the level required for the company to understand its responsibilities.
  • The company failed to assess risks from products used or manage those risks.
  • The employee contracted the skin disease

The company’s health and safety advisor was fined £1200 (inc.costs) for failing to carry out her duty under the act to a level of competence expected by someone carrying out her role.

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