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Glasgow hosts first event on the health and safety system strategy for Great Britain roadshow

Monday, January 18, 2016

Leaders of Scottish business and supporting organisations are meeting today in Glasgow to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Case 388 – Refuse collectors Christmas hat ban

Friday, January 15, 2016

Refuse collection workers in Colchester were banned from wearing Christmas hats or anything Christmassy on the grounds of health and safety.

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Farming SHADs – dates for February 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the daily hazards faced by farmers. Attendance is free of charge: 18 February – Biggleswade, 19 February – Maidenhead & 25 February – Newport.

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CD279 – Proposed HSE Innovation Plan

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This consultation invites views on HSE’s proposed Innovation Plan. The aim of the plan is to find out whether the UK regulatory framework is set up to support innovation and disruptive business models. Consultation began on 11 January 2016 and closes on 31 January 2016.

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HSL/HSE CDM 2015 Training – London, 2 February 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

This event provides an introduction to the new role of the Principle Designer (PD) and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on, or want to understand the PD function.

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RR1053 – Development of an intervention toolbox for common health problems in the workplace

Monday, January 11, 2016

The aim of the research was to look at the feasibility of developing a toolbox for the management of common health problems in the workplace. Reliable and valid evidence identifies the two most common health problems at work as musculoskeletal disorders and psychological ill-health (stress, anxiety and depression).

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CDM 2015 and the entertainment industry

Friday, January 8, 2016

This website provides guidance to help those in the entertainment industry understand what they need to do to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).  

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HSE/HMRC joint webinar to help growing businesses – 9 February 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

HSE and HMRC are working together to deliver a live webinar about the typical situations businesses are likely to face.

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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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Plastics industry – updated information sheets

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The plastics processing series of HSE information sheets have been revised and updated. They give advice on safe use of machinery, reducing hand knife injuries and controlling fume during plastics processing.

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RR1072 – Investigations into the immediate and underlying causes of failures of offshore riser emergency shutdown valves

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Riser emergency shutdown valve (RESDV) failures, whether arising from a test or a real demand, are reportable to HSE under RIDDOR and a preliminary survey found approximately 180 cases of failure. Given the criticality of RESDVs to offshore safety, it was determined that the reasons for these occurrences should be investigated.

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RR1062 – Health and safety in schools: exploring the perceptions of HSE’s communications to promote and support sensible risk management

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This research was commissioned to explore the viewpoints of school staff responsible for managing day-to-day health and safety in schools. This study explored what guidance schools use to support their management of health and safety and, in particular, examined how HSE’s education-specific materials were used.

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HSG263 – Involving your workforce in health and safety: Guidance for all workplaces

Friday, December 18, 2015

This guide is mainly aimed at medium to large employers. It will help them in their legal duty to consult and involve their employees on health and safety matters. This version has been updated to clarify examples of how to comply with the Regulations and to update links and references to other guidance.

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PM38 – Selection and use of electric handlamps

Friday, December 18, 2015

This free guidance note is suitable for people working in a wide range of industries. It provides guidance on the selection of electric handlamps for different tasks and situations, and advice on how to use them safely. This edition updates references to further guidance.

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L25 – Personal protective equipment at work: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This guidance is primarily for employers and relevant self-employed persons but may also be useful for employees and those selecting PPE. The guidance has been updated since the last edition.

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CDM 2015: Introduction to the role of the principal designer – Birmingham/London, 26 January/2 February 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This event provides an introduction to this new role and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on the pre-construction phase coordination role for the first time. Birmingham, 26 January 2016; London, 2 February 2016.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Resolve to help Britain work well in 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In her latest blog the HSE Chair looks at how health and safety can help Britain work well. Join the conversation on social media #HelpGBWorkWell.

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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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Case 387 – Gym users filling personal water bottles from communal dispenser

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A customer at a gym made a complaint about other gym users filling up their personal water bottles from a communal water cooler rather than using the disposable cups provided. The customer stated that this was against health and safety regulations as germs could be spread.

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