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Collective failures led to death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A County Durham man has been jailed and a Tyneside firm and one of its directors fined after a demolition worker fell to his death from a cherry picker that was knocked over by a falling roof beam.

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BAE Systems sentenced for death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Global defence company BAE Systems has been ordered to pay almost £350,000 in fines and costs after a worker died when he was crushed by the 145-tonnes weight of a metal press at its East Yorkshire plant.

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RR962 – Survey of noise emission and risk information supplied with a range of work machinery

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Previous work has shown that noise emission data provided by manufacturers can be of variable quality and based on standards that no longer exist. The aim of the project was to assess the suitability of information on noise emission required under the Supply of Machinery and Noise Emission Regulations.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – No regrets

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt on taking up the role of President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and whether she would still choose to be a chemical engineer if applying to go to university today.

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Recycling giant fined for worker death failings

Monday, May 20, 2013

A worker at one of the world’s largest metal recycling firms was killed because of a failing to properly segregate people and moving vehicles, a court has heard.

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Durham firm sentenced after worker’s arm amputated

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Durham firm has been fined after a worker suffered horrific injuries and had to have his arm amputated when he fell into dangerous machinery in an asphalt production plant.

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Case 173 – Residents have to purchase their own lift maintenance barrier

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tenants, and not the building owner, have been charged for the purchase of a plastic barrier to carry out maintenance on the lift at their managed housing. Bespoke barriers designed specifically for this purpose are readily available but a different and potentially more expensive option was chosen.

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HSE Jobs – Senior and Higher Statistical Officers

Monday, May 20, 2013

HSE’s statisticians collect, analyse and disseminate statistics and epidemiological research related to health and safety at work as well as providing tailored advice and analyses for HSE’s policy and operational teams. We have vacancies for two Higher Statistical Officers (Band 4) and one Senior Statistical Officer (Band 3).

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Sub-contractor fined for safety failings at Devonport Royal Dockyard

Friday, May 17, 2013

A submarine maintenance company has been fined after a labourer crushed his hand while working on a submarine refit project at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.

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Consultation on changes to simplify RIDDOR: Impact assessment

Friday, May 17, 2013

May 2013 update – Impact assessment on HSE’s consultation to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR) is now available.

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Consultation on proposals to exempt self-employed workers from health and safety law: Impact assessment

Friday, May 17, 2013

May 2013 update – Impact assessment for this consultation is now available.

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Safety in Ports – Last chance to have your say

Friday, May 17, 2013

This consultation sets out proposals to publish an Approved Code of Practice on Safety in Ports. Consultation period ends 22 May 2013.

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Case 172 – Staff shortage on train resulted in buffet service being stopped

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The enquirer was travelling on a train which, due to a staff absence, cancelled the first class buffet car service on health and safety grounds.

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Tyre firm fined after worker injured

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Burton-on-Trent tyre collection and recycling company has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured when he was hit by a falling stack of tyres.

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Staff and public exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A decorating company has been fined after it exposed employees, agency staff and members of the public to potentially fatal asbestos material.

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Firm in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wienerberger Limited has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from the roof of an industrial brick oven at a site in Bishop Auckland.

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East of England firms in court for employee fall

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged ten metres through a perspex rooflightonto a concrete floor at a Hertfordshire farm.

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Firms in court after worker fell from unguarded scaffolding

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two firms have been prosecuted after a labourer suffered multiple injuries in a fall from unguarded scaffolding.

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New occupational cancer case study

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This case study relating to carcinogens is an example of HSE working in partnership with industry to help develop a workable solution to reduce worker exposure to Hydrazine Hydrate – a Category 2 Carcinogen

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Companies and director sentenced after worker’s fatal fall

Monday, May 13, 2013

The director of a concrete structures firm has been ordered to pay a total of £25,000 in fines and costs after a worker died following a fall from height at a Swansea building site.

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