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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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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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HSE – Workplace Health Expert Committee Open Meeting – London (TBC), 7 Nov 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC) is an HSE independent expert scientific committee providing advice to HSE about the scientific and medical evidence on workplace health issues.

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HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Electrical Safety – Buxton, 14 September 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The workshop will give you a practical understanding of what HSE inspectors are looking for in the control of general electrical safety risks, including the risk and appropriate controls.

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HSE Jobs: Operational Services, Head of Digital – Bootle, Merseyside; Leeds; York

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This is an exciting new opportunity for an exceptional senior leader to play a central role in shaping and delivering HSE’s Digital Programme and transforming transactional operations and processes. Closing date for applications 16 September 2016.

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HSE jobs latest: Communications Division, Engagement & Policy Directorate – 4 Posts

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Head of Communications, Head of Internal Communications, Head of Media and Head of Strategic Engagement. Closing date for applications 4 September 2016.

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HSE Jobs: Operational Services Divisional Director – Liverpool

Thursday, August 4, 2016

This is an exciting new opportunity for an exceptional senior leader to shape and deliver HSE’s growing operational services portfolio. Closing date for applications 9 September 2016.

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RR1040 – Rewriting MISHAP: The development of MISHAP12

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

To calculate the risks associated with major accident hazard pipelines in the UK a computer code, MISHAP01 (Model for the estimation of Individual and Societal risk from HAzards of Pipelines), is used. The aim was to rewrite MISHAP01 and PipelineRiskAT within a single program to facilitate the implementation of future improvements to the model.

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RR1039 – Summary of the rewrite of HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity (PIPIN) model

Friday, June 10, 2016

This report summarises all three aspects of the model updates (solution method, science changes and data updates) and provides an overview of the results obtained compared to the original version of PIPIN.

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RR1038 – Data updates to HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity model (PIPIN)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The objectives of this project were to investigate the impact on the calculated failure rates as a result of changes to the data within PIPIN. These changes were required to ensure that the input data was representative of UK pipelines by ensuring that all of the latest available information was being used.

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Annual offshore statistics and regulatory activity report 2015

Thursday, June 9, 2016

This annual report provides details of offshore injuries, dangerous occurrences and ill health reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and HSE’s regulatory activity offshore during 2015. Offshore hydrocarbon releases and population data for 1992-2015, also published.

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RR1037 – Science updates to HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity model (PIPIN)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The aims of this project were to investigate the impact on the calculated failure rates as a result of changes to the science within PIPIN. The changes had been suggested after the model was independently reviewed.

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RR1036 – Rewriting the PIPIN code to use a Monte Carlo solution approach

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The objective of this project was to produce a Monte Carlo version of the third party activity model within PIPIN. There are currently limitations with the existing model and its FORM/SORM solution method and it was felt a new approach was required.

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RR1035 – Update of pipeline failure rates for land use planning assessments

Friday, June 3, 2016

HSE uses a model, MCPIPIN (Monte Carlo PIPeline INtegrity), to determine failure frequencies for major hazard pipelines. It uses two models; one based on operational experience data and a predictive model. The historical failure rates used in the operational model are over 10 years old. A review took place to update this data.

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RR1034 – Review of the event tree structure and ignition probabilities used in HSE’s pipeline risk assessment code MISHAP

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

HSE uses the MISHAP (Model for the estimation of Individual and Societal risk from HAzards of Pipelines) model to calculate risks associated with major hazard pipelines in GB. The review took place in response to the UK Onshore Pipeline Operators Association (UKOPA) challenging some of the assumptions and methods currently used within the tool.

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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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Case 396 – Cafe refuses to sell untoasted fruit bread

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A supermarket cafe refused to sell a packet of fruit bread on health and safety grounds as the customer didn’t want it toasted.

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