An Edinburgh food firm has been fined after a worker seriously injured his hand on an unguarded dough mixer.
A Fife construction firm has been fined for exposing workers to fall from height risk by using unsafe scaffolding.
Details outlining the regulation of emerging unconventional oil and gas developments.
HSIS4 – How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care
This information sheet has been revised to provide further clarity on the various types of stand/transfer aids.
Minutes and agenda for the Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG) meeting on 21 September 2012, now available.
The Twelve Myths of Christmas: Bah humbug, what Scrooge thought of this? – donating second hand toys banned!
The reality: Although I’m sure the organisers will want to make sure any items are clean and in good condition, there is no reason why a good second-hand toy should not make a great present for a child over Christmas.
Minutes of the 20 September 2012 and 9 July 2012 meetings of the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum, now available.
Two North East firms have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when the fork of a forklift truck struck him on the forehead.
A Burton upon Trent builder has been fined for dangerous working practices and for failing to report an incident after a Derbyshire worker seriously injured his hand on a chainsaw.
This free eBulletin from HSE targets anyone involved in the industry, or who may have an interest; Farmers, Farm Managers, Land Owners, Trade Associations, Unions and those with specialist knowledge of the industry. The December 2012 edition has been added to the agriculture eBulletin archive.
The reality: HSE had no involvement in insisting Santa has a seatbelt in his sleigh.
Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are free half day events which include practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards faced by farmers, farming families and workers. They provide an excellent opportunity for those working on farms get practical advice. Events being held nationwide – find a venue near you.
Two construction companies have been fined for serious safety failings after a Coventry worker suffered life-changing injuries after plummeting more than six metres through a badly-covered hole in a floor.
The reality: Realistically, if a panto throws out sweets the chances of someone being seriously hurt is incredibly low. It’s certainly not something HSE worries about – as far as we’re concerned, this is a case of ‘Oh yes you can!’
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting proposals from individuals and/or organisations to provide crisis management training for staff working in its agency, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).
Significant safety failures by a plumbing company may have led to two workers being exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres during a major refurbishment project on flats in Aberystwyth.
The Twelve Myths of Christmas: What bright spark created this myth? Yearly tests required for Xmas lights!
Lots of companies waste money in the false belief they need to test their Christmas lights annually, or even don’t put them up at all! By following a few sensible precautions, such as checks by the user for obvious signs of damage, every workplace can switch on safely and sparkle!
Helping manufacturers, importers, suppliers and users of equipment to work together to reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace by avoiding high noise equipment when suitable lower noise equipment is available.
A Suffolk plastics company has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker crushed a finger on a poorly guarded printing machine.