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European Good Practice awards

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A reminder that the closing date for entries for the Good Practice awards for the current EU health and safety campaign: Healthy workplaces for all ages, is 7th October 2016. So submit your entry and find out more about the awards.

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Motor vehicle repair company fined after work experience student crushed by vehicle

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A motor vehicle repair company was fined after a 27 year old man gaining work experience at the garage, was crushed to death by a vehicle.

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Firm fined £1million after young worker killed by exploding tyre

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Kent tyre company has been sentenced for safety failings after 21-year-old Matthew Hoare, from Canterbury was killed when a tyre exploded.

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Workers’ Memorial Day – HSE statement

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Marking international Workers’ Memorial Day, HSE’s interim Chair George Brechin said: “Workers’ Memorial Day is a poignant reminder of why it is vital to manage workplace risks in a robust and proportionate way. Everybody has a right to come home safe and well from their job.”

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Young apprentice loses finger on rotary press

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The owner of a business that manufactures specialist adhesive tape for industrial applications has been fined after a young apprentice lost his finger on a rotary die press.

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EU-OSHA campaign 2016-17 – Healthy workplaces for all ages

Friday, April 15, 2016

The European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health has launched its 2016-17 campaign, Healthy workplaces for all ages – promoting a sustainable working life. The campaign focus is on the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing workforce. Find out how you can get involved.

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Teenage farm worker dies clearing blockage in grain bin

Monday, February 22, 2016

A farm has been sentenced after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin in Hawick.

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CD278 – Consultation on the revision of the Freight Containers Regulations 1984

Monday, January 18, 2016

This document sets out proposals to amend the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984 to give effect to amendments made to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972. In the main, the amendments introduce significant physical changes to the Safety Approval Plates on freight containers and additional safety tests. Consultation closes on 26 February 2016.

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Firm fined after worker suffered cement burns on first day of work

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A building products manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered serious cement burns on his first day of work.

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CD279 – Proposed HSE Innovation Plan

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This consultation invites views on HSE’s proposed Innovation Plan. The aim of the plan is to find out whether the UK regulatory framework is set up to support innovation and disruptive business models. Consultation began on 11 January 2016 and closes on 31 January 2016.

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Warwickshire tradesman fined after employee lost fingers

Monday, December 7, 2015

Richard John Pullinger, a sole trader that recycles cardboard in Polesworth, was fined after a 19-year-old employee suffered severe damage to his left hand when it was drawn into a roller press that had no guards on it.

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Pet food manufacturer fined after injury to teenage worker

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Nottinghamshire pet food company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when a forklift truck he was driving overturned. 

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Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The owner of a Bedfordshire joinery and carpentry business pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, where a person had two fingers amputated, which had occurred at his workshop. 

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Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2013/35/EU (EMF)

Monday, November 2, 2015

This consultation seeks views on the UK’s proposed approach to implement European Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields). This consultation ends on 3 December 2015.

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Consultation launched on Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations

Friday, October 30, 2015

HSE is currently consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations and is also seeking views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations. Consultation began on 28 October and closes on 23 December 2015.

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International tyre firm fined after 17-year-old apprentice injured in lathe

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli Tyres Limited has been prosecuted after a 17-year-old apprentice suffered serious injuries to his hands while using a metalwork lathe. 

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£200,000 fine after worker fatally injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A company which manufactures and supplies high-strength bar and cable systems has been fined £200,000 after a worker was pulled into a machine and killed.

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Agency worker suffers injuries from unguarded machinery

Monday, October 12, 2015

A furniture manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered injuries to his hand while cleaning an unguarded machine.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Manufacturing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Hampshire metal manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his hand.

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