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Case 353 – Parent not allowed to accompany school trip

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A primary school blames health and safety when banning a parent from accompanying a class trip to the zoo.

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RR1044 – Consultation on monitoring of water-miscible metalworking fluid (MWF) mists

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The aim of this research was to examine metal working fluid (MWF) exposure limits and guidance set by other countries, summarise studies and investigations that examined water-miscible MWF mist as well as new techniques to monitor mist.

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Waste recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s crush injuries

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A waste recycling firm has been fined after a Leicester worker suffered severe crush injuries in an unsafe machine.

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Manufacturer in court after worker’s arm pulled into machinery

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his arm was caught between a conveyor belt and roller in a Glasgow factory.

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Cheshire ice cream firm in court after employee loses finger

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An ice cream manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s finger was cut off by a fruit feeder machine.

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Firm in court for unsafe refurbishment work

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A construction company has been fined for unsafe refurbishment work that exposed workers to the risk of serious injuries.

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HSE statement on the Government’s final progress report on health and safety reforms

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This final progress report from the Department for Work and Pensions marks a major milestone in the achievements HSE has made in delivering reforms to health and safety legislation and guidance.

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Construction industry invited to free safety seminar

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Members of the construction industry from across the Midlands are being invited to a free seminar looking at the challenges facing the sector, including forthcoming changes to regulations.

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Engineer in court after worker crushed to death on pier

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An engineering boss has been sentenced after an employee was crushed to death on a pier in Orkney.

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Hospital gas leak leads to prosecution for major construction firm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd has been fined for causing a major gas leak at a Staffordshire hospital.

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Road construction firms sentenced after road worker loses arm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Three construction firms were today (25 March) ordered to pay over £400,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings, after a worker lost his arm when it became trapped in poorly-guarded machinery during a road surfacing operation in Hertfordshire.

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RR1043 – Endotoxin in metal working fluid (MWF) mist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Risks to respiratory health from exposure to bacterial endotoxins are well established. The aims of this research were to review the evidence used to develop the health based recommended occupational exposure limit (HBROEL) for endotoxin and determine its relevance as a benchmark to assess risks to respiratory health caused by endotoxin in metal working fluid mists.

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One in two basement sites in top London boroughs fails safety inspections

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Almost half of domestic basement projects across three London boroughs failed unannounced safety checks during a two-day initiative, figures reveal.

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Farmer fined after cows cause walker’s life-threatening injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A farmer has been prosecuted after a walker sustained life-threatening injuries when she was trampled by cows while walking on a public footpath.

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Disability site updated

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This updated website will help those employing disabled people to understand their health and safety responsibilities.

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Kent boys’ school fined over pupil’s head injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The governors of a boys’ school in Tonbridge have been prosecuted after a 14-year-old pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put thrown by another boy.

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RR1030 – Assessment of the arm locking systems of two-post vehicle lifts

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Following instances of vehicles falling from two-post vehicle lifts, HSE became concerned that some lifts available for sale in the UK may not be fit for purpose due to inferior build or design. The purpose of this research was to investigate whether a selection of lifts available complied with the requirements of the relevant standard.

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Materials company prosecuted for worker’s crush injury

Monday, March 23, 2015

A global materials company has been fined after a maintenance engineer’s hand was crushed at its West Midlands factory.

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Leeds trader’s suspended jail sentence over asbestos exposure

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Leeds trader has been given a suspended jail sentence after exposing a household and workers to potentially dangerous levels of asbestos fibres at a home in Bramhope.

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HSE statement following sentencing of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Friday, March 20, 2015

Statement following the sentencing of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at Edinburgh High Court in relation to the death of firefighter Ewan Williamson in 2009.

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