"Carpenters and woodworkers have been told not to use brooms to sweep up sawdust because they are considered dangerous under "ridiculous" new health and safety guidelines.What has happened to this Country, has all common sense disappeared?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) claims that sweeping up wood chippings in dusty workplaces can provoke asthma attacks and long term exposure lead to nose cancer.
Instead they are advising carpentry firms to buy state-of-the-art vacuum cleaners and air purification systems which can cost thousands of pounds.
Small companies say they cannot afford the equipment but are repeatedly nagged to upgrade during safety checks."
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Oh do me a favour (part 2)
The headline is "'Ridiculous' health and safety rules tell carpenters to ban the broom ", the story can be read in The Telegraph Here's the first four paragraphs, have a read and a tut: