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Information about the HSE and HSC, meetings, how we are organised and what we do.

HSE’s top team step up to charity challenge

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Seven of the Health and Safety Executive’s most senior managers are stepping up for a good cause.

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Department for Work and Pensions announce new Chair of HSE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced Martin Temple as the new Chair of HSE.

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HSE Chair: Event speeches during 2016 – notes and accompanying slides

Thursday, March 31, 2016

21/01/2016 – Committing Construction to a Healthier Future Summit; 18/02/2016 – Inaugural meeting of IOSH’s Staffordshire Branch; 15/03/2016 – Royal Academy of Engineering – ‘A view from the top'; 17/03/2016 – Westminster briefing.

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Interim Chair of HSE

Thursday, March 31, 2016

George Brechin has been appointed as interim Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, after Dame Judith Hackitt reached the end of her eight years as Chair of the regulator. This is a short-term arrangement while the process to recruit a permanent successor continues.

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Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland (PHASS) – meeting papers

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Papers for PHASS meetings held on 1 March 2016 and 17 November 2015, now available.

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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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Influential leaders shape Great Britain’s future health and safety strategy

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Leading industry figures and other key influencers are being urged to have a say in shaping the future strategy for Great Britain’s health and safety system.

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HSE Board meeting papers – 7 October 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Agenda and minutes in respect of HSE Board meeting held on 7 October 2015, now available.

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Contract opportunity – Supply of a Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectrometer

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) is seeking to replace its existing infrared spectrometer which is more than 20 years old with a modern Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectrometer. Deadline for expression of interest – 30 October 2015.

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Working with victims: HSE policy statement

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Policy statement setting out the general principles HSE staff follow when working with victims.

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Agenda and papers for HSE Board meeting – 9 September 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Health and Safety Board to be held in Bootle Headquarters, Redgrave Court on 9 September 2015 are available online.

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HSE Chair speech: CPI Biennial Health & Safety Conference

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s keynote speech, with accompanying slides, to Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) biennial health and safety conference, 30 June 2015.

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Ministry of Manpower Singapore and Great Britain’s Health and Safety Executive sign agreement on closer ties and shared learning

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

HSE’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Richard Judge, met with Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore’s Permanent Secretary, Loh Khum Yean, to commit to working together to drive world-class innovation, science and specialist expertise around health and safety in both countries.

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Industry expert takes up new worker engagement role at HSE

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bob Egan has accepted a key role with the offshore industry safety regulator, HSE’s Energy Division. 

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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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HSE launches new workplace health expert committee

Monday, June 22, 2015

HSE has appointed a new committee to provide independent expert knowledge and advice on workplace health.

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Publication of HSE Annual Report and Accounts 2014/15

Friday, June 19, 2015

The HSE Annual Report and Accounts summarises HSE’s performance during 2014/15.

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Asbestos behaviour change campaign scoops top award

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HSE’s ‘Beware Asbestos’ safety campaign received a gold award for innovation at this year’s Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM) Awards.

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HSE statement on the Government’s final progress report on health and safety reforms

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This final progress report from the Department for Work and Pensions marks a major milestone in the achievements HSE has made in delivering reforms to health and safety legislation and guidance.

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