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Webinar: Growing your business – 15 June 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This 60 minute webinar, delivered jointly by HSE and HMRC, will help signpost the various tools and guidance available to small businesses. ‘Please can we have more training like this – relaxed, informative and very helpful‘ – just some of the positive feedback received. Register now.

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Sharps inspection initiative 2015/16: Summary of findings

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An inspection initiative was carried out in 2015/16 to identify any common causes of non-compliance with legislation designed to protect staff from the risk of exposure to blood borne viruses. A summary document – Prevention and management of sharps injuries: Inspection of NHS Organisations – describes the findings.

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HSE jobs – Commercial Director

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior leader to shape and deliver significant growth in HSE’s commercial portfolio. Recent strategic changes put focus on developing commercial provision of HSE’s IP, skills and know-how across a wide knowledge base. Includes building on existing international, shared research and data analytics work. Closing date, 10 June 2016.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) – Buxton, 21-22 June 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

This comprehensive and highly rated course is designed for occupational health nurses, occupational physicians and GPs with an interest in occupational health and hand surgeons. It will set out the key areas of HAVS assessment and provide guidance on how to examine and manage cases of HAVS.

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Ergonomics – Buxton, 20-24 June 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

This five-day course provides the ergonomics theory and techniques used to maximize the design of the tools, tasks and workplaces for improved comfort, safety and performance of the workforce. No previous ergonomics or MSD experience is required.

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Practical management of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) controls – Buxton, 23 June 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost. This course is a British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) approved course.

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Royal Mail fined after worker suffered injuries

Thursday, May 19, 2016

AMENDED: The Royal Mail Group Limited has been fined £50,000 after a worker’s foot was run over by a reach truck in a bundling warehouse.

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Two companies fined after worker falls three metres from ledge of building

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a construction site have been fined for safety failings after a worker fell a total of three metres while installing glazed units

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Ban on throwing mortar boards is a tired health and safety myth

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A number of media outlets have reported today (Wednesday 18 May 2016) that a university plans to ban their students  from throwing mortar boards in the air on graduation day for health and safety reasons. HSE has provided a response to this age-old myth:

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Pipe manufacturing company fined for safety failings

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A pipe manufacturing company based in Newport has been fined for safety failings after seven reported cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) between April 2014 and July 2015.

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Man jailed for illegal gas work

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Darlington man has been jailed for carrying out illegal gas work on three occasions.

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Body manufacturing firm fined after workers crushed between vehicles

Monday, May 16, 2016

A vehicle body manufacturing company in Stoke-on-Trent has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were crushed between a moving vehicle and stationary vehicles.

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Bakery fined after worker injured with powered bowl mixer

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Wiltshire bakery has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured with a powered bowl mixer.

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Behaviour change: Improving health and safety performance – Buxton, 14-15 June 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

This course, delivered by psychologists, will provide you with an understanding of the many factors that influence both workers’ and managers’ behaviour.

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CIEH Level 3 award in training principles and practice (TPP) – Buxton, 14-16 June 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

This qualification is ideal for anyone who has never delivered training before or for trainers who want to reinvigorate their training skills. The qualification is also recommended as the ideal entry requirement to becoming a CIEH registered trainer.

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Pressure systems awareness – Buxton, 16 June 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

This course will offer delegates the unique opportunity to learn from real life case studies and forensic investigations into pressure systems failures, providing a first hand perspective of what can go wrong and why.

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Crystal company sentenced over injury to worker

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Cumbrian lead crystal manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered a serious hand injury while using machinery.

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Worker loses all fingers and thumb in machinery

Friday, May 13, 2016

An assistant farm manager from Norwich lost all his fingers and thumb of his left hand when it became caught in machinery.

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Plastics manufacturer fined for death of worker

Friday, May 13, 2016

A plastics manufacturer from Cambridgeshire has been fined and given a suspended sentence after a worker died after he was crushed by printing machinery.

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Roofing contractor fined for safety failings

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Cambridgeshire based roofing contractor has been fined for safety failings which put three workers at risk.

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