In April, the United Kingdom Lubricants Association Metalworking Fluid Product Stewardship Group and the countrys Health and Safety Executive will launch the Good Practice Guidance for Managing Metalworking Fluids. Aimed at reducing work-related respiratory and skin diseases in those exposed to water-based fluids, the guidance sets out to establish good practices for both supervisors and the operators managing those fluids.
Lube Report spoke to stewardship group chairman Kevin Duncan about the new guidance and contributions the peer-reviewed document can make towards creating a safer working environment. Weve always had the approach within our group to try and update positon papers on specific issues or concerns within the industry. This guide is a way to put it all together in one document.