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Monthly archives: December 2015

York scientist handed MBE in New Year Honours

Thursday, December 31, 2015

York scientist Paul Hamey, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list, says the accolade is as much a thank you to talented and supportive colleagues as to him.

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HSE Chair made a Dame in New Year’s Honours List

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Judith Hackitt CBE, the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, has been made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours List for 2016.

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University fined after bomblet explosion seriously injures worker

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cranfield University has been fined after a worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries whilst dismantling a bomblet.

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Plastics industry – updated information sheets

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The plastics processing series of HSE information sheets have been revised and updated. They give advice on safe use of machinery, reducing hand knife injuries and controlling fume during plastics processing.

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Companies sentenced over death of scaffolder

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Two companies have been fined a total of £1.3million following the death of a scaffolder who was just weeks away from his wedding day.

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Failure to plan on multi-storey refurbishment put over 100 lives at risk

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Company carrying out construction work to convert an eight storey former Ford office block into 384 flats has been prosecuted for safety failings that put many at risk.

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Companies sentenced over worker injury

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

 Two companies have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when he fell during loading operations.

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RR1072 – Investigations into the immediate and underlying causes of failures of offshore riser emergency shutdown valves

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Riser emergency shutdown valve (RESDV) failures, whether arising from a test or a real demand, are reportable to HSE under RIDDOR and a preliminary survey found approximately 180 cases of failure. Given the criticality of RESDVs to offshore safety, it was determined that the reasons for these occurrences should be investigated.

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Worker injured from safety failings at concrete manufacturers

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A company manufacturing precast concrete panels was fined after a worker was injured while loading freestanding concrete units onto a vehicle.

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RR1062 – Health and safety in schools: exploring the perceptions of HSE’s communications to promote and support sensible risk management

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This research was commissioned to explore the viewpoints of school staff responsible for managing day-to-day health and safety in schools. This study explored what guidance schools use to support their management of health and safety and, in particular, examined how HSE’s education-specific materials were used.

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Total E&P UK Ltd received record fine following largest ever North Sea gas release

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Oil and gas production company Total E&P UK Ltd has been fined a record £1.125 million at the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen after it admitted failures that led to largest release of gas on record from the Elgin Offshore platform.

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Two companies fined for safety failings after two separate incidents

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tata Chemicals Europe Limited and Capper Industrial Contractors have been fined following safety failings on two separate occasions.

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HSE/HMRC webinar to help growing businesses – 12 January 2016

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

If you’ve been unable to take part previously, here’s another opportunity to join this live webinar delivered jointly by the Health and Safety Executive and HMRC. Taking place on 12 January at 10am, it will include answers on health and safety and taking on new employees – register now.

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Machinery series: Machinery risk assessment essentials – Birmingham, 27 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques.

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Mindful leadership for major hazards – Buxton, 28 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to learn practical ways of improving mindful safety awareness in the workplace.

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Respirable crystalline silica (RCS): Health surveillance and exposure control – Buxton, 27 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.

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Machinery series: PUWER – Birmingham, 26 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This course covers the activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation.

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ULDs: Risk assessment of repetitive tasks – Buxton, 27 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

The course will benefit those already involved in workplace MSD risk management (e.g. manual handling risk assessments) who wish to expand their knowledge on the topic of upper limb disorders.

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Nanotechnology health & safety, a practical approach – Buxton, 26 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This course will help delegates to gain an understanding of the techniques and methods available to identify and control exposure to airborne nanomaterials.

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Manual handling for assessors – Buxton, 26 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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