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REACH Bitesize advice: Information Leaflet Number 20 – Restrictions

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Leaflet number 20 provides a brief introduction to the REACH restriction provisions and is in two parts. Part 1 looks at what restrictions are and what they could mean for companies within the EU. Part 2 looks at how a substance becomes subject to restriction and the processes involved.

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Case 280 – Patients must be supervised in outpatient waiting area

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A sign on a locked entrance advises patients arriving early at a hospital fracture clinic that they are not permitted to wait in clinic without a nurse present, for health and safety reasons.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

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Case 279 – Estate manager refuses to remove abandoned fridge

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The custodian of a housing estate refuses to remove a fridge that appears to have been dumped on the site.

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Plumber prosecuted over illegal gas work at two fast-food restaurants

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Essex plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 240 hours of community work after carrying out illegal and unsafe gas work at two fried chicken shops in Southend-on-Sea.

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Case 278 – High wire ban for 17-year-old wearing a stud earring

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A seventeen-year-old attending a high wire adventure park was prevented from taking part as she had a small stud earring that could not be removed. She was advised that if she was over 18 she would be allowed access to the activity.

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Safety failings put Finchley worker in burns coma

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A North London labourer received life-threatening burn injuries in an explosion when he severed a 415-volt electrical cable, unaware it was still live, a court has heard.

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Case 277 – Ambulance service refuse cycle helmet for training use due to health and safety

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A motor cycle helmet which had suffered an impact and could not be used for motor cycling, was offered to the ambulance service for training purposes. They refused it due to health and safety reasons.

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Legionnaires’ disease: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The final section of HSE’s Legionella technical guidance (HSG274: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems) was published on 8 April 2014. Each section is now available to download.

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Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas work

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Staffordshire fitter has been handed a suspended prison sentence for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives.

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Two Aberdeen firms fined after worker severely injured in fall

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Two construction firms have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-changing injuries when he fell almost four metres through a hole in the first floor of a hotel in Aberdeen.

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Firm sentenced after tractor wheel fell on worker

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Angus company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a tractor wheel fell on him.

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HSE jobs – Finance Officer, HSL

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The successful candidate will be numerate and looking for a career in finance. This role will allow the individual to gain experience of a wide spectrum of accounting duties. This is a fixed term appointment lasting 12 months. The close date for applications is 8 May 2014.

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Company in court for ignoring safety risks

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A stone quarrying company in Portland has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres onto a concrete floor, suffering a broken hip and head injuries, while replacing roof lights on a fragile roof.

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County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An agency worker was left with life-changing injuries when his leg had to be amputated after he was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.

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Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall

Monday, April 14, 2014

A 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, a court has heard.

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Removals company fined after worker’s foot injury

Friday, April 11, 2014

A nationwide removals and storage company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a worker at an Essex site, causing serious injuries.

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HSE publishes local government sensible risk web pages

Friday, April 11, 2014

HSE has published new web resources on sensible risk management for local government. These web pages build on HSE’s approach to dealing with health and safety myths through the Myth Busters Challenge Panel.

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Council in court after death of pensioner

Friday, April 11, 2014

Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner after he was struck by a reversing refuse vehicle in the city centre.

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Bolton charity in court after child loses finger in school door

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Bolton charity has been prosecuted for safety failings after a nine-year-old boy with autism lost a finger when his left hand became trapped in a school door.

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