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Monthly archives: November 2015

New construction guidance to stop workers dying each week from occupational disease

Friday, November 20, 2015

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. HSE is urging the industry to put an end to the hundreds of construction workers that die of occupational diseases every month.

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Worker suffered fatal crush injuries after being hit by lorry

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A commercial vehicle company was ordered to pay £212,500 in fines and costs after one of its workers was killed when a lorry travelling at less than 5km/h crushed him.

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Worker suffers loss of eye in explosion while inflating tyre

Thursday, November 19, 2015

An Essex-based company which sells and services agricultural machinery has been fined £750,000 after an incident which left a worker permanently blind in one eye.

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HSE jobs – Risk Assessment Developer (FTA)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The main responsibilities for this role would be to support the consequence and risk modelling process for major hazard chemical releases, with a particular emphasis on the development and coding of methods. This is a fixed term appointment lasting 12 months. Closing date, 30 November 2015.

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HSE jobs – Higher Statistical Officer

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Given the wide-ranging use of RIDDOR accident data within and outside HSE, the successful applicant will be required to become an expert on the use, context and interpretation of RIDDOR data and will work across a range of these topics. Closing date, 30 November 2015.

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HSE jobs – HSE Science and Engineering Assurance Committee (SEAC) – independent member

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HSE is looking for applications from people who have substantial experience of leading and managing research programmes and who have wide experience of working across the scientific community in a leadership role. Closing date, 29 December 2015.

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One Day Seminar on Biocidal Products Regulation – Liverpool, 24 February 2016

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HSE’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) will be holding a one-day seminar to provide an overview and guidance, via a series of presentations and interactive sessions, on general aspects of the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) EU 528/2012 and the UK National Legislation COPR.

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Stone masonry boss failed to protect his workers’ health

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The owner of a stone masonry company has been fined for failing to protect the health of his workers, exposing them to preventable risk of suffering life-changing conditions.

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Let’s hope common sense prevails, says HSE

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A story published online this morning (17 November 2015) by The Post in Bristol suggests a blind schoolgirl has been ‘banned’ from bringing her walking cane to school because of ‘health and safety’ reasons.

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MA1 – The medical examination and assessment of commercial divers (rev4)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This revised publication is primarily for HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs) in performing fitness to dive medicals for the purposes of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. The document may also be of interest to commercial divers.

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HSG262 – Managing skin exposure risks at work (Second edition)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Many materials used at work can affect the skin or can pass through the skin and cause diseases elsewhere in the body. If you are an employer, health and safety adviser, trainer or safety representative, this book provides updated guidance to help you prevent these disabling diseases.

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MS37 – Handling cytotoxic drugs in isolators in NHS pharmacies

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This updated guidance is aimed at NHS pharmacies and licensed contractors. Isolators are a key control measure in preventing employee exposure to cytotoxic drugs, many of which are classified as hazardous to health and may also be carcinogens. They also protect the product from microbiological contamination during drug reconstitution.

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Building contractor fined for safety failings

Monday, November 16, 2015

A building company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered permanent injury to his eye from lack of correct protection.

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Worker’s fall from scaffold leads to life-changing injuries

Friday, November 13, 2015

A scaffold firm was fined after a worker was seriously injured after falling nine metres. 

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First aid at work – training provision survey

Friday, November 13, 2015

The requirement for HSE to approve first aid training providers and qualifications was removed in October 2013. To help review the impact of this policy on business we are asking employers to answer a short online survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The information provided will be completely anonymous.

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DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 9 December 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

This course explains the duties that Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them.

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Worker killed by falling power press

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Wrexham firm was fined after a worker was killed when a machine weighing an estimated half a tonne fell on him.

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LOPA: Practical Application and Pitfalls – Buxton, 9-10 December 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Layers Of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a risk assessment method used to determine and hence demonstrate the ability of existing and proposed safeguards to protect against identified hazard scenarios and to meet predetermined risk based criteria.

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The application of CLP and aggregation in the COMAH 2015 Regulations – Buxton, 3 December 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Course will give an overview of the requirements of the new Regulations. It will also cover the potential changes in scope brought about by the CLP classifications, how to determine the CLP classification of chemicals and how to apply the COMAH aggregation rules to determine the COMAH status of a site.

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COMAH 2015 Unpacked – Buxton, 1 December 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

This course informs delegates about the changes in the regulation of chemical major hazards brought about by the implementation of the SEVESO III Directive.

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