HSE RSS feeds » About you http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:49:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 European Good Practice awards http://www.hse.gov.uk/campaigns/european-2016/good-practice-awards.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/campaigns/european-2016/good-practice-awards.htm#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:07:59 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52207 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/motor-vehicle-repair-company-fined-after-work-experience-student-crushed-by-vehicle/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/motor-vehicle-repair-company-fined-after-work-experience-student-crushed-by-vehicle/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:15:15 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/motor-vehicle-repair-company-fined-after-work-experience-student-crushed-by-vehicle/9165 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/09/motor-vehicle-repair-company-fined-after-work-experience-student-crushed-by-vehicle/feed/ 0 Firm fined £1million after young worker killed by exploding tyre http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fines-1million-after-young-worker-killed-by-exploding-tyre/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fines-1million-after-young-worker-killed-by-exploding-tyre/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:45:10 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fines-1million-after-young-worker-killed-by-exploding-tyre/9142 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/01/firm-fined-1million-after-young-worker-killed-by-exploding-tyre/feed/ 0 Workers’ Memorial Day – HSE statement http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-memorial-day-hse-statement/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-memorial-day-hse-statement/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:00:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51574 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/young-apprentice-loses-finger-on-rotary-press/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/young-apprentice-loses-finger-on-rotary-press/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:15:46 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/young-apprentice-loses-finger-on-rotary-press/8858 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/19/young-apprentice-loses-finger-on-rotary-press/feed/ 0 EU-OSHA campaign 2016-17 – Healthy workplaces for all ages http://www.hse.gov.uk/campaigns/european-2016/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/campaigns/european-2016/index.htm#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:00:36 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51439 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/teenage-farm-worker-dies-clearing-blockage-in-grain-bin/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/teenage-farm-worker-dies-clearing-blockage-in-grain-bin/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:10:54 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/teenage-farm-worker-dies-clearing-blockage-in-grain-bin/8356 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/22/teenage-farm-worker-dies-clearing-blockage-in-grain-bin/feed/ 0 CD278 – Consultation on the revision of the Freight Containers Regulations 1984 http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd278.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd278.htm#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:30:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50696 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-worker-suffered-cement-burns-on-first-day-of-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-worker-suffered-cement-burns-on-first-day-of-work/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:40:02 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-worker-suffered-cement-burns-on-first-day-of-work/8087 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/14/firm-fined-after-worker-suffered-cement-burns-on-first-day-of-work/feed/ 0 CD279 – Proposed HSE Innovation Plan http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd279.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd279.htm#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:00:35 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50642 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/leicestershire-tradesman-fined-after-employee-lost-fingers/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/leicestershire-tradesman-fined-after-employee-lost-fingers/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:22:01 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/leicestershire-tradesman-fined-after-employee-lost-fingers/7799 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/12/07/leicestershire-tradesman-fined-after-employee-lost-fingers/feed/ 0 Pet food manufacturer fined after injury to teenage worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/pet-food-manufacturer-fined-after-injury-to-teenage-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/pet-food-manufacturer-fined-after-injury-to-teenage-worker/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:50:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/pet-food-manufacturer-fined-after-injury-to-teenage-worker/7766 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/11/26/pet-food-manufacturer-fined-after-injury-to-teenage-worker/feed/ 0 Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/carpenter-in-court-after-trainees-fingers-were-severed/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/carpenter-in-court-after-trainees-fingers-were-severed/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:00:47 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/carpenter-in-court-after-trainees-fingers-were-severed/7553 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/11/05/carpenter-in-court-after-trainees-fingers-were-severed/feed/ 0 Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2013/35/EU (EMF) http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd276.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd276.htm#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:45:14 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50015 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd277.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd277.htm#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:30:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49991 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/international-tyre-firm-fined-after-17-year-old-apprentice-injured-in-lathe/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/international-tyre-firm-fined-after-17-year-old-apprentice-injured-in-lathe/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:35:24 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/international-tyre-firm-fined-after-17-year-old-apprentice-injured-in-lathe/7500 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/10/28/international-tyre-firm-fined-after-17-year-old-apprentice-injured-in-lathe/feed/ 0 £200,000 fine after worker fatally injured http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/200000-fine-after-worker-fatally-injured/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/200000-fine-after-worker-fatally-injured/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:41:13 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/200000-fine-after-worker-fatally-injured/7395 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/10/20/200000-fine-after-worker-fatally-injured/feed/ 0 Agency worker suffers injuries from unguarded machinery http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/agency-worker-suffers-injuries-from-unguarded-machinery/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/agency-worker-suffers-injuries-from-unguarded-machinery/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:50:36 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/agency-worker-suffers-injuries-from-unguarded-machinery/7348 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/10/12/agency-worker-suffers-injuries-from-unguarded-machinery/feed/ 0 Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49715 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/manufacturing-company-fined-after-worker-injured-in-machinery/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/manufacturing-company-fined-after-worker-injured-in-machinery/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:20:49 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/manufacturing-company-fined-after-worker-injured-in-machinery/7258 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/09/25/manufacturing-company-fined-after-worker-injured-in-machinery/feed/ 0