HSE RSS feeds » HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:49:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 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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HSE jobs latest: Communications Division, Engagement & Policy Directorate – 4 Posts http://ThisisanexcitingnewopportunityforanexceptionalseniorleadertoshapeanddeliverHSE’sgrowingoperationalservicesportfolio. http://ThisisanexcitingnewopportunityforanexceptionalseniorleadertoshapeanddeliverHSE’sgrowingoperationalservicesportfolio.#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:30:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52112 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#op-services http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#op-services#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:15:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52108 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1040.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1040.htm#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:30:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51751 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1039.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1039.htm#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:00:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51738 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) http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1038.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1038.htm#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:00:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51736 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/statistics.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/statistics.htm#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:00:27 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51877 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) http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1037.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1037.htm#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:30:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51734 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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