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RR956 – The Pesticide Users’ Health Study: An analysis of cancer incidence (1987-2004)

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Pesticide Users’ Health Study (PUHS) consists of pesticide users certified under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 (COPR). This report presents cancer incidence experienced by pesticide users in the PUHS, and compares this to the rates observed in the national population.

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Worcester father and son prosecuted for illegal gas work

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Worcester pensioner was put in danger after a local builder and his son knowingly carried out defective gas fitting work while constructing a conservatory at her home.

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Hertfordshire company fined for electrical safety failings

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Hertfordshire tool supply company has been told to pay £27,000 for endangering workers after neglecting to maintain electrical systems and equipment.

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Knowsley cable firm fined over severe electric shock

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A cable manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered a severe electric shock at its factory in Knowsley.

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RR954 – A comparative analysis of self-reported and medically certified incidence data on work-related illness

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The impact of work on health is of major importance to Government policy makers, employers and employees so it is important to be able to monitor the incidence and change in incidence of work-related ill-health over time.

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Triennial Review of the Health and Safety Executive

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced a Triennial Review of the Health and Safety Executive starting today.

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Firms sentenced after worker is killed by runaway lorry

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two companies were today (24 April) ordered to pay a total of £794,658 in fines and costs after a driver was run over and killed by his own lorry.

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Conder Allslade in court for safety breaches

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Portsmouth steel manufacturer has been sentenced after one of its workers suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by a falling 1.4 tonne steel beam.

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NASHiCS: ‘Sensible Safety – Your Destination’, Manchester 20 June 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This National Learning and Development Forum event aims to promote health, safety and well-being in the social care sector and includes expert speakers (including representatives from HSE), breakout sessions, current topics (including, infection control, medication, dementia, standards, well-being, inspections, and fire risk) and a safety risk help desk.

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RR953 – Analysis of the correlates of self-reported work-related illness in the Labour Force Survey

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Work has long been acknowledged as an important social determinant of health with research being conducted as to how a range of workplace, personal and job characteristics influence occupational health. This report provides an analysis of work-related ill-health within the United Kingdom based upon data from the UK Labour Force Survey.

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RR951- Optimisation of the mechanical slip resistance test for footwear: Follow on study

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The measurement of the slip resistance of footwear is inherently difficult due to the complexity of the human gait. A number of studies have attempted to measure the parameters of walking and/or a slip, in order that realistic values can be incorporated into tests attempting to replicate the slip process.

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Case 162 – A charity shop cannot sell second hand earrings

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A retired jeweller working in a charity shop was refused permission to sell a large quantity of cleaned sterilised second hand earrings because of health and safety.

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Gloucester Manufacturer in court for worker fall

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Gloucester electrical products manufacturer has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee was injured in a fall at work.

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Case 161 – A sleepover event at a national museum allows foam mattresses but not inflatable ones

Monday, April 22, 2013

A national museum is hosting a sleepover event and has advised those attending that they can bring a foam mattress to sleep on but not an inflatable one on the grounds of health and safety.

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Construction company fined for maintenance failings

Monday, April 22, 2013

An Essex construction company has been fined for putting workers at risk after neglecting to check and maintain a potentially dangerous piece of lifting equipment.

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Firm admits neglecting safety after three workers injured

Friday, April 19, 2013

A Lincolnshire firm which makes disposable paper products has been ordered to pay more than £116,000 in fines and costs after three workers suffered hand injuries using unguarded machines.

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Illegal gas fitter risked lives in Crewe

Friday, April 19, 2013

A Nantwich man has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of community service after he put lives at risk by illegally carrying out gas work at three homes in Crewe.

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Steel firm fined after 17-year-old worker severs fingers

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A West Midlands steel products manufacturer and its director have been prosecuted for safety failings after a 17-year-old worker seriously injured his hand on a moving saw blade.

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Missing safety catch leads to fine for company

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A York civil engineering firm was responsible for safety failings that led to one of its workers suffering multiple and life-changing injuries, a court was told today (18 April).

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Builder fined for failing to provide proper facilities for workers

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A builder has been prosecuted for neglecting the welfare of his workers at a construction site in West Cornwall.

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