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High school fined after pupil’s climbing wall injury

Friday, June 7, 2013

An Essex high school has been fined for safety failings after a 14-year-old boy fell more than four metres from a climbing wall.

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Sheffield company fined for Derbyshire skip lorry death

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Sheffield company that crushes rubble from construction and demolition waste has been fined £300,000 after an employee was killed by an overturning skip lorry in Derbyshire.

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Blueprint sets out waste industry’s safety drive

Friday, June 7, 2013

A five-prong plan for driving down the number of people killed and seriously injured in the waste and recycling industry has been published.

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Firms fined after worker loses finger in unguarded machinery

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A tin can factory worker had his ring finger ripped off by unguarded machinery while feeding metal sheets onto a conveyor, a court has heard.

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HSE Jobs – HM Inspectors of Health and Safety Recruitment Campaign

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The role of HM Inspector is challenging and extremely rewarding. We have a three-year Graduate Training Programme that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and expertise you need to succeed. You can also look forward to ongoing support and development to help you build your career within our dynamic and diverse organisation.

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RR967 – The effectiveness of BS EN ISO 28927-9:2009 concerning the vibration emission of scaling hammers and needle scalers

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The work in this report provides HSE with information regarding: the likelihood that use of a tool’s vibration emission value will result in minimised vibration exposures for the end user; and the limitations of the declared vibration emission value measured according to the standard test code, for use in a vibration exposure assessment.

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Case 179 – Tree to be cut down to prevent kids from getting hurt

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Parish Council are to vote on whether to fell a tree to prevent children getting hurt whilst climbing it.

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RR966 – Current Practice in health surveillance for noise

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The aims of this study were to provide an indication of the quality and range of current practice in the delivery of health surveillance for workers exposed to noise at work in Great Britain.

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Building firm in court after Wolverhampton house collapse

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Wolverhampton building firm has been fined for neglecting basic construction safety after it dug a trench that caused the partial collapse of a house next door.

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Case 178 – Fish is too slippery to be filleted

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Supermarket fish counter refuses to fillet a fresh trout, on health and safety grounds, because the fish is too slippery.

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RR965 – An investigation into the effects of potential changes in concrete properties when aged and weathered on hand arm vibration emission magnitudes

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

This work aimed to replicate the situation that gave rise to the results detailed in RR868 and to identify variables that could account for any changes to the measured vibration emission.

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Worker’s fall leads to court for two companies

Monday, June 3, 2013

A linen hire service and a laundry company have both been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell from a ladder while trying to clear a blockage in an industrial-sized laundry machine.

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Revised COSHH ACOP – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation on revisions to ‘Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)’ ACOP ends 23 August. The proposed revisions make it easier for duty holders to understand and comply with their legal duties, take account of the introduction of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) and emphasise the principles of good control practice.

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Revised DSEAR ACOPs – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation proposes to consolidate and revise existing ‘Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) ACOPs, ends 23 August. The five existing ACOPs are consolidated into a revised L138, with updated content and features.

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Revised legionella ACOP – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation on revisions to ‘The control of legionella bacteria in water systems’ ACOP ends 23 August. The revised ACOP gives practical advice on the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the COSHH Regulations and applies to the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria.

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Views sought on revised Approved Codes of Practice

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched three consultations on changes to the content of Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) (L134-138), Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) (L5) and The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (L8).

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Bury roofer in court again over unsafe work

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Bury roofer has appeared in court for putting workers’ lives at risk, despite previously being prosecuted after a man was paralysed in a fall through a warehouse roof.

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Wigan worker injured in fall through sports hall roof

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Wigan roofing firm has been fined after an employee was severely injured when he fell ten metres through the roof of a school sports hall.

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Free Health and safety event: Display screen Equipment – Harrogate 19 June 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Display screen Equipment – in the workplace, at home and on the move. This event aims to inform employers and employees the key issues relating to DSE use in any workplace. Wednesday 19 June 2013, Great Yorkshire Showground Harrogate

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Friday, May 31, 2013

Clear and simple guidance to help employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect their workers’ health.

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