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Monthly archives: June 2015

Leeds firm in court after worker hit by crane

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A metal finishing company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured.

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Behaviour Change – Maintaining Your Approach Using Observation – HSL Buxton, 8 July 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This interactive course is designed to overcome the common pitfalls encountered when implementing behavioural observation programmes.

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‘Dust hub’ microsite launched

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can find guidance on health and safety issues related to dust and answers to some frequently asked questions.

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HSE jobs – Senior Engineer: Control & Instrumentation, HSL

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

You will contribute technically to the areas of electrical, electronic and instrumentation systems, functional safety, reliability and associated risk assessments for both HSE and industry in the prevention and control of major hazards.

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RR1047 – Injecting hydrogen into the gas network – a literature search

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This report will allow HSE to regulate effectively by pulling together scientific and engineering knowledge regarding the hazards of conveying hydrogen/methane mixtures in network pipes and its use in consumer appliances, into a single ‘state-of-play’ report.

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HSG251 – Fumigation: Health and safety guidance for employers and technicians carrying out fumigation operations (2nd edition)

Monday, June 29, 2015

This guidance outlines the real risks and describes the law that applies to fumigation operations. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance. It also gives a clearer explanation of what action to take and why.

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Fumigation – frequently asked questions

Monday, June 29, 2015

New fumigation web page and FAQs primarily for employers and fumigation technicians (including the self-employed) to help them comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) when carrying out fumigation activities, both traditional pest control and within the laboratory and biosecurity sectors.

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Staffordshire company sentenced over cooker death

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Staffordshire animal rendering and food waste recycling company has been fined £660,000 after a worker died as he tried to fix an industrial cooker.

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Building firm fined for safety failings

Monday, June 29, 2015

A building firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his fingers were cut in the moving parts of a flip over saw.

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Chemical company fined for acid fumes exposure

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chemical processing company, Airdale Chemical Company Ltd, was fined after people at a neighbouring company were exposed to Nitric acid fumes.

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Norfolk chemical site fined after contractor suffered electrical burns

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chemical site operator, Bayer Crop Science Limited and an on-site electrical contractor Holmes E & M Services Ltd have been fined after an employee suffered electrical burns.

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RR1051 – Assessment of design and leadership during legacy transformation of the Olympic Park following London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Friday, June 26, 2015

Construction of London 2012 was used as an opportunity to help improve standards of health and safety in the construction industry. The research has provided a range of findings to show how best practice was applied to transformation of the venues.

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HSE jobs – Social Research Scientist, HSL

Friday, June 26, 2015

The post will involve working in partnership with other analysts, developing constructive relationships with policy and operational policy colleagues, leading in commissioning strategic research to meet HSE emerging needs and advocating for social research.

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Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC)

Friday, June 26, 2015

It is important that HSE’s work is built on sound science and informed by the best available evidence. To this end, we have appointed the Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC) to provide independent, authoritative, impartial and timely expertise on workplace health.

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SGUK/CDP free ‘Construction Dust’ Seminars – 8 & 10 July 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

This seminar is free to attend at either location – Hull or Bracknell. These events will give up to date information to managers, supervisors, workers and health and safety consultants on types of construction dusts, exposure, removing dust and the selection and use of face masks.

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RR1052 – The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks

Friday, June 26, 2015

HSE Inspectors routinely come across workers with various degrees of stubble growth using respiratory protective masks, despite guidance to the contrary. This research studied the effect of 0-7 days stubble growth on the protection given by FFP3 filtering facepieces and half masks.

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London firm fined after worker injured in fall

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A London firm specialising in bespoke staircases has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured when the personnel cage he was working in was knocked to the ground by an overhead crane.

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Scaffolding company and client fined for unsafe practices

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A property developer and the firm it contracted to erect scaffolding, have both been fined for safety breaches.

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COMAH: The application of CLP and Aggregation in the COMAH 2015 Regulations – HSL Buxton, 8 July 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

This course will give an overview of the requirements of the new Regulations and the potential changes in scope brought about by the CLP classifications. Please note, this course is replacing COMAH: The new Seveso III Directive and GHS course.

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COMAH: Compliance for Lower Tier Establishments – HSL Buxton, 7 July 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

This course identifies the COMAH duties for Lower Tier establishments and what needs to be done to comply with them. It also explains the duties that fall to the Competent Authority (CA) and Local Government.

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