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Health and Safety

The health and safety of employees and contractors in the lime industry, as well as all those who interact with the lime industry, are top priorities for MPA Lime and the membership companies. As a part of this, MPA Lime and its members have committed to the Vision Zero initiative set out by MPA Health & Safety, to ensure that everyone working within the industry goes home Safe & Well Every Day. In the wider community, members also work to help ensure that public safety is not compromised by the activities of the industry and its supply and value chains.

Vision Zero is built around eliminating the causes of  ‘The Fatal 6’. The high consequence hazards that analysis has shown are responsible for the majority of fatalities, serious injuries and long-term ill health in the industry. The strategy is to focus additionally on these hazards in the work environment and, through a wide range of measures, achieve zero serious incidents or fatalities associated with ‘The Fatal 6’ by 2025.

'The Fatal 6'

  • Fatal 1 - Contact with moving machinery and isolation
  • Fatal 2 - Workplace transport and pedestrian interface
  • Fatal 3 - Work at height
  • Fatal 4 - Workplace Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • Fatal 5 - Struck by moving or falling object
  • Fatal 6 - Road traffic accidents

Key health & safety publications can be viewed and downloaded at Health & Safety ( and

MPA also runs campaigns specifically designed to address public safety issues:

MPA Lime member's products are covered under regulations known as REACH (the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals).

Lime products registered under REACH will have a comprehensive safety data sheet, which provides guidance on the physical properties of the product, safe handling, working with the product and information on classification and labelling.

To obtain the safety data sheet on the lime product you are using please contact the producer or supplier directly.