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Cabinet manufacturer fined for worker’s injuries

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A maintenance engineer lost the tips of two fingers when they became caught in machinery in a Plymouth factory, a court heard today.

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RR958 – The Pesticide Users’ Health Study: An analysis of mortality (1987-2005)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An analysis of deaths occurring between 1987 and 2005 among members of the PUHS is presented in this report.

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Case 166 – Education authority advises against the wearing of swimming goggles for health and safety reasons

Monday, April 29, 2013

Primary school sends letter to parents stating that the local education authority does not recommend children wear goggles during swimming lessons for health and safety reasons.

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Wirral chemical firm fined £120,000 after fireball engulfs employee

Monday, April 29, 2013

A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.

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RR957 – The Pesticide Users’ Health Study: Survey of pesticide usage

Monday, April 29, 2013

Findings of a survey to assess the history of pesticide usage among commercial pesticide users and to evaluate the level of self-reported ill health associated with pesticide exposure, undertaken during 2004 and 2006.

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Case 165 – Museum stops the use of a camera tripod on health and safety grounds

Monday, April 29, 2013

Enquirer was stopped from taking a group photo at a museum using a tripod on health and safety grounds.

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Public consultation – First aid at work

Monday, April 29, 2013

Have your say on draft first aid guidance – ends 3 May 2013.

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Plant hire company fined after worker killed

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Portishead plant hire company has been fined after a worker was killed while operating a tarmac cutter in Box, Wiltshire.

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Case 164 – Sewer maintenance results in road closure due to health and safety

Friday, April 26, 2013

The enquirer is concerned about a news story regarding a road closure for sewer maintenance as health and safety is given as the reason why work cannot be completed at night.

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Halifax firm’s failings put teenager in hospital

Friday, April 26, 2013

A West Yorkshire company has been prosecuted for breaching safely law after a 1.5 tonne pallet toppled on to a teenage worker, trapping him by the legs.

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Case 163 – DIY store refuses to cut timber on health and safety grounds

Friday, April 26, 2013

A DIY store refused to cut timber purchased by a customer on health and safety grounds. They also refused a request by the customer to cut it himself as the store would be “liable”.

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HSE receives award for outstanding contribution to Offshore process safety

Friday, April 26, 2013

HSE has received an award from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for its contribution to process safety in the offshore industry.

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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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