Webinar: managing metalworking fluid hazards

HSE is inspecting manufacturing businesses that use metalworking fluids in their machining processes until March. 

Watch this short webinar to help you manage the health hazards from metalworking fluids.

Hear from HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Fiona McGarry, about a case study of an HSE investigation, the control measures required to protect the health of workers and a summary of required fluid quality checks from Matt Bloomer, member of UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) Product Stewardship Group (18 mins total).

Did you know?  

HSE’s latest statistics (2022 to 2023) show an estimated: 

  • 12,000 people died from lung diseases linked to exposure to hazardous substances at work. 
  • 19,000 new cases of breathing and lung problems thought to be caused or made worse by work. 
  • The manufacturing industry has a substantially higher rate than average for occupational asthma.