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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have worked in collaboration with the UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) to produce a revised version of the UKLA Good Practice Guide for the Safe Handling and Disposal of Metalworking Fluids.  This updated guide provides advice on how to maintain metalworking fluids, prevent ill-health in machine workshops and complements the guidance provide by the HSE COSHH essential sheets which can be found at  The specific updates include:

  • Advice on health surveillance.
  • Acting on dip-slide results.

You can download a copy of the updated guide from (and open downloads via your browser).