Firm fined as employee contracts skin disease

Published: 29 Jun 2016

Hereford based, TRP Polymer Solutions has been fined £40,000 after a worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis

Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard how the sensitising ingredients in the rubber components caused the skin disease to occur.

TRP Polymer Solutions Ltd. pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and Regulations 6 and 11 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (CoSHH). They were fined £40,000 and required to pay £6,529 in costs.

A self-employed health and safety advisor, Paula Underwood of Slaughter Castle, Kimbolton, pleaded guilty to violating Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for failing to carry out her duty to a required level of competence. She was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £200.


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