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17 Jun 2022

Updated advice for metalworking fluid (MWF)

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The HSE have recently been inspecting premises that use Metalworking Fluids (MWF).

Exposure to MWF via inhaled mist can cause occupational asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis in workers. Skin exposure to MWF can cause skin irritation and dermatitis. All of which are avoidable with the correct control measures in place. There is no known safe level of exposure to MWF and levels must be reduced to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

Our updated one-page summary explains what employers and duty-holders need to do to ensure compliance and protect staff from ill-health.

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