HSE RSS feeds » HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Recruitment of trainee health and safety inspectors awareness event http://hse.gov.uk/events/b4-trainee.htm http://hse.gov.uk/events/b4-trainee.htm#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:30:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58038 Have you got a 2.1 degree or higher? If the answer is ‘YES’ come and find out about what it takes to become a trainee inspector.

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EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017 https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:15:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57945 Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us.

Early Bird registration up until 21st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 22nd September is £425.

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HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester – 13-14 Sept 2017, https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:06:54 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57943 In this master class we aim to outline concepts and principles based on engineering and project management good practice. In addition to the subject matter experts from HSE and The University of Manchester, there will be other high profile speakers: Taf Powell – Managing Partner, Corporate Integrity Partnership; and David Warriner – Head of Primary Components Operations Improvement Programme, Rolls-Royce.

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IOSH National Safety and Health Conference – 14 Sept 2017, Nottingham http://hse.gov.uk/events/iosh.htm http://hse.gov.uk/events/iosh.htm#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:30:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57930 Enhance your knowledge and debate current issues with a panel of inspiring speakers who will look at occupational health challenges.

It is aimed specifically at those who work in the public, health and social care, education, environmental and waste management sectors.

Keynote speakers include HSE’s Peter Brown, Head of HSE Health and Work Programme.

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NASHiCS – National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care -“The Fair Way to a Safer Way” – 12-13 Sept 2017, Northamptonshire http://hse.gov.uk/events/nashics.htm http://hse.gov.uk/events/nashics.htm#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:30:44 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57935 Organised by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services, speakers for this event include Alan Craddock, Head of Public Services HSE, UNISON, Universities of York, Sheffield the CQC and a range of technical experts.

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RR1113 – Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents http://hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1113.htm http://hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1113.htm#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:24:26 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57926 Following the Buncefield explosion, a large body of published research has improved scientific understanding of the release event, the flammable cloud formation and the explosion. This report describes work done by HSE with US safety regulators to consolidate previous research and to incorporate recently published analysis into a single, systematic review of historical incidents.

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RR1112 – Summary of evidence – solvent-based hydrophobic coatings and risks for acute respiratory toxicity http://hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1112.htm http://hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1112.htm#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:01:26 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57924 Water repellent coatings are increasingly used by different  industries to reduce water and dirt sticking to surfaces. The coatings can be applied by processes that minimise the risk that operators inhale the product but there is evidence that some products are applied by spraying, creating an inhalable mist.

This review examined evidence about these coatings and whether lung disease occurs when applied by spraying. Scientific studies on the hazardous properties of these products, and clinical studies reporting lung disease in people using them, were considered.

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New addition to Legionnaires’ FAQ page http://hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/faqs.htm#Testing-monitoring http://hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/faqs.htm#Testing-monitoring#comments Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:00:16 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57650 New addition to the Legionnaires’ disease frequently asked questions page covering HSE’s current position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks

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HSL: HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Improvement and Prohibition Notices – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-improvement-and-prohibition-notices http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-improvement-and-prohibition-notices#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:47:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52866 This workshop will be delivered by a senior HSE inspector with more than 25 years of experience and is a rare opportunity to understand your regulator by seeing the world through an inspector’s eyes. You will learn why, when and how HSE takes formal enforcement action, how to influence formal HSE decisions and how to respond to receipt of a notice.

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HSE to make cost recovery dispute process fully independent http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-to-make-cost-recovery-dispute-process-fully-independent/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-to-make-cost-recovery-dispute-process-fully-independent/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:15:46 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-to-make-cost-recovery-dispute-process-fully-independent/10432 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/02/09/hse-to-make-cost-recovery-dispute-process-fully-independent/feed/ 0 Case 407 – Employer stopped providing funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite) http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2016/case407-christmas-drinks-funding.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2016/case407-christmas-drinks-funding.htm#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:45:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52649 Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite), citing health and safety

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Safety bulletin – Ergonomic Issues of DP Vessel Controls http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/dp-vessel-controls.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/dp-vessel-controls.htm#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:58:19 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52606 A semisubmersible DP drilling rig lost control of position for several minutes.  During this time it was obliged to shear the drill pipe and disengage the lower marine riser package, LMRP. Operators of dynamically positioned vessels and offshore installations should review the ergonomic aspects of their control system.

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Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/eh60.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/eh60.htm#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:42:25 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52494 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1078.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1078.htm#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:33:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52492 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1079.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1079.htm#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:09:31 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52490 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1080.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1080.htm#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:51:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52488 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 http://hse.gov.uk/events/future-of-hs-conference.htm http://hse.gov.uk/events/future-of-hs-conference.htm#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:05:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52377 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 http://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/WHEC/view?objectId=638501 http://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/WHEC/view?objectId=638501#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:17:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52368 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-electrical-safety- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-electrical-safety-#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:05:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52148 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:53:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52130 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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