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HSE announces new Director for Midlands , South West and Wales

Monday, July 8, 2013

Samantha Peace has been appointed as the new Divisional Director for HSE in the Midlands, South West and Wales, replacing Rosi Edwards who retired last month.

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Public consultation: asbestos Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposed consolidated version of the Approved Code of Practice (L143) – Work with materials containing asbestos Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 incorporating the Approved Code of Practice (L127) – The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises. consultation ends 30 September 2013.

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Three firms sentenced after man killed by rocketing gas cylinder

Friday, July 5, 2013

Three South East firms have been ordered to pay a total of £685,787.31 in fines and costs for serious safety breaches after a plumber died and six other workers were seriously injured by a barrage of flying gas cylinders.

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Leeds engineering firm sentenced after death of worker

Friday, July 5, 2013

A specialist engineering company in Leeds has been ordered to pay £377,500 in fines and costs after protracted safety failings led to the death of a worker from fatal head injuries caused by a powered valve.

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Dorset contractor in court for neglecting safety risks

Thursday, July 4, 2013

An agricultural engineering contractor has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a farm building in Dorset.

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Workers exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The owner of a cladding installation business has been fined after he exposed workers to a potentially fatal risk from airborne asbestos fibres at a house in Bedfordshire.

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Lamps containing krypton-85: Certificate of Exemption No 1 of 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

For functional reasons some types of lamps contain the radioactive gas krypton-85 (Kr-85). This guidance is aimed at employers involved in the handling, use, holding, storage, transport or disposal of these lamps in limited quantities.

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New figures show fall in fatal injuries to workers

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen, official statistics published today show. Provisional data released by HSE reveals that 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and March 2013, compared with 172 in the previous year.

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Fatal injury statistics from RIDDOR – Full-year details for 2012/13

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The information in this document relates to the latest ‘full-year'; statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace, for 2012/13.

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Developer prosecuted after lorry hit power lines

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Kettering developer has been fined after a tipper lorry hit overhead power lines, cutting the electricity supply to local homes.

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Southend hospital trust fined over fatal fall

Monday, July 1, 2013

Southend University Hospital NHS Trust has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after a vulnerable patient fell from a third floor window to his death in July 2010.

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Vending machine firm fined after employee falls through roof

Monday, July 1, 2013

An employee at a vending machine supplier in Skelmersdale was lucky to escape with minor injuries after he fell through a fragile roof, a court has heard.

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Health and Safety Inspector jobs

Monday, July 1, 2013

Last chance to apply – trainee inspector recruitment campaign ends 10 July 2013.

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Company sentenced following platform collapse

Friday, June 28, 2013

A Hertfordshire construction company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when a temporary platform collapsed at a landmark development in south London.

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Safety notice – demolition and dismantling of lifts

Friday, June 28, 2013

HSE is concerned about the poor management of risks involved in the dismantling or demolition of lifts in buildings due for refurbishment or demolition.

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The use of Nanomaterials in UK Universities: an overview of occupational health and safety

Thursday, June 27, 2013

HSE wishes to increase its knowledge and understanding of the occupational use and manufacture of engineered nanoparticles in the UK. It has worked with the UK NanoSafety Group to gain an overview of the work with nanomaterials in a small number of UK universities.

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Stonemason in court following death of four-year old boy

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A stonemason has been fined for serious safety failings after part of a poorly-installed fireplace toppled onto and killed a four-year-old boy at his Northamptonshire home.

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Council prosecuted after worker’s near-death fall

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bradford Council today admitted serious safety breaches after one of its parks’ employees narrowly escaped death when he plunged eleven metres from the cradle of a cherry picker.

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Farm business fined after labourer seriously injured in roof fall

Monday, June 24, 2013

An East Ayrshire dairy farm business has been fined after a labourer was seriously injured when he fell through a rooflight on a cow shed.

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Council fined for allowing potentially lethal work

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Welsh local authority has been fined after building work at a house exposed a woman and her foster children to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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