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Fumigation – frequently asked questions

Monday, June 29, 2015

New fumigation web page and FAQs primarily for employers and fumigation technicians (including the self-employed) to help them comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) when carrying out fumigation activities, both traditional pest control and within the laboratory and biosecurity sectors.

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RR1051 – Assessment of design and leadership during legacy transformation of the Olympic Park following London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Friday, June 26, 2015

Construction of London 2012 was used as an opportunity to help improve standards of health and safety in the construction industry. The research has provided a range of findings to show how best practice was applied to transformation of the venues.

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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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SGUK/CDP free ‘Construction Dust’ Seminars – 8 & 10 July 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

This seminar is free to attend at either location – Hull or Bracknell. These events will give up to date information to managers, supervisors, workers and health and safety consultants on types of construction dusts, exposure, removing dust and the selection and use of face masks.

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RR1052 – The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks

Friday, June 26, 2015

HSE Inspectors routinely come across workers with various degrees of stubble growth using respiratory protective masks, despite guidance to the contrary. This research studied the effect of 0-7 days stubble growth on the protection given by FFP3 filtering facepieces and half masks.

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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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Case 368 – Charity shop refuse baby bath donation

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A charity shop refused the donation of a plastic baby bath because ‘health and safety’ meant that the new purchaser could sue if their baby slipped and was injured while using it.

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CDM 2015 Training: the role of the Principal Designer – London, 7 July 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

CDM 2015 introduces a new role of the Principal Designer. This HSL/HSE event is designed to provide an introduction to this role and will be delivered by an ex-HSE Principal Construction Inspector with over 20 years’ experience.

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ICE Health and Safety 2015 ‘Collaborative Construction’ – London, 30 June

Monday, June 15, 2015

HSE’s Chief Inspector of Construction and HSL will present at the ICE Health and Safety Conference with this years theme of ‘collaboration’. The audience will represent major UK construction clients, contractors and designers.

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NMHSAG: ‘Act Safely – Go Home Safely’ – Bolton, 25 June 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group present 1st Stephen Horrocks Memorial Conference. Includes speakers from HSE, HSL, Calderbank MBC, 3M Personal Safety and Red24. Free to attend – places are limited.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – The kids are alright

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My experience of today’s young people is very different from the oft portrayed image of a cosseted, over-protected generation of social media-addicted couch potatoes.

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Powered gate safety – new information and guidance

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New information and guidance for safety on the design, construction, supply, and use, inspection, and maintenance of powered gates has been published on our website. It is intended to assist all those responsible for powered gate safety meet their legal duties, including manufacturers, suppliers, installers, owners, landlords, and anyone working on this type of machinery.

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L64 – Safety signs and signals: Guidance on Regulations (3rd edition)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for employers, dutyholders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.

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L111 – The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the COMAH Regulations 2015, particularly operators of establishments, and also others such as local authorities and emergency planners. Although many duties will be familiar from the 1999 Regulations, the 2015 Regulations contain some new or changed duties.

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Safe Driver, Safe Vehicle, Safe Site – Harrogate, 24 June 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Help prevent accidents, assess and manage vehicle and driver safety – wherever you work. This free event, organised by the Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, is for any business that uses vehicles, on-site or on the public highway, for work.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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ISTR: Safe to Buy, Safe to Make, Safe to Use – Liverpool, 1 July 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The equipment used by scientists in our institutions may be purchased new or quite often modified or even built from scratch. BUT is it safe? Institute of Safety in Technology and Research AGM and Summer Symposium.

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Case 367 – Lady refused glass of water after fainting

Friday, May 29, 2015

A lady fainted whilst in a shop. She asked the shop staff for a drink of water but they told her this was not possible due to health and safety rules.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – The challenges of getting the workplace health agenda right

Friday, May 29, 2015

We need to ensure that we tackle the right issues and in the right way.

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