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Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

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RR1078 – The use of vehicle structure in load securing on heavy goods vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report assesses the legislation applicable to the transport of goods in the UK under both road traffic and health and safety at work legislation. It assesses the guidance available to operators and consignors and the methods of securing loads that are commonly-used at present.

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RR1079 – Access to and work on flatbed vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a multi-disciplinary, mixed-method approach to research on this topic, comprising both quantitative and qualitative analysis, undertaken to establish contributory factors to incidents and areas of concern when accessing or working on flatbed vehicles.

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RR1080 – A study of the generic safety-integrity requirements of fairground rides

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a number of quantitative risk assessments applied to three diverse fairground ride types in order to provide an indication of appropriate Safety Integrity Levels for these generic types of ride and to illustrate an approach that may be used to determine these SILs.

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HSL: Manual Handling for Assessors – London, 7 Dec 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

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

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HSL: Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management – London, 6 Dec 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments.

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Worker dies when temporary platform collapses

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A worker died and two others were badly injured at a construction site in Putney, when a temporary platform collapsed.

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Plastics processing company fined for safety failings

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Liverpool plastic processing and reprocessing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was caught in a machine.

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Worker seriously injured in mobile platform fall

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Buckinghamshire waste equipment maintenance firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) overturned.

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CRD: Two Day Workshop on Technical Fate and Behaviour Assessment of Plant Protection Products – York, 29-30 Nov 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

The course will provide a practical introduction to the main Fate Exposure tools available for soil, surface water and groundwater. This will include practical introductions to the FOCUS groundwater and surface water models for example.

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HSL: Principles of Incident Investigation and Failure Analysis – HSL Buxton, 24 Nov 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

HSL are offering a unique opportunity to engage directly with our incident investigation professionals and take full advantage of our decades of failure analysis experience.

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HSL: PPE Essentials – HSL Buxton, 22-23 Nov 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of PPE and its limitations, so that you can use PPE as an effective workplace control measure.

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Farming and drilling contractors fined after mast strikes power line

Monday, October 24, 2016

Two Norfolk-based companies have been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following an overhead power line strike.

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Recycling firm fined after worker injured in shredder

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Kent based recycling company has been fined after a worker was injured whilst repairing a shredder.

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Environmental Services firm fined over electrocution of worker

Friday, October 21, 2016

A company providing environmental services has been prosecuted after a worker was killed during asbestos removal work at a Welsh High school.

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Testing Services firm fined over worker’s CO death

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Nottingham based company has been fined after a worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning while using an accommodation unit.

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Council and contractors fined after man dies and another seriously injured in roadworks

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Liverpool City Council and two of its contractors have been prosecuted following two separate incidents involving roadworks on a busy city centre road.

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HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – HSL Buxton, 8 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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The Future of Health and Safety Conference 2016 – Salford, 17 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Join us for the Third Annual: Future of Health and Safety Conference for exclusive insights from industry experts.

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London garage owner sentenced for health and safety failings

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A garage owner in Seven Sisters, North London, has been fined for several health and safety breaches after a worker was attacked by a guard dog.

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