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Furniture maker in court after trainee’s hand injury

Friday, March 28, 2014

An Essex furniture manufacturer has been fined after a teenage worker suffered severe hand injuries whilst using a panel saw unsupervised.

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Welwyn Garden City firm fined after worker’s injury

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Welwyn Garden City manufacturing firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker suffered a hand injury whilst clearing a blockage on a poorly-guarded palletiser machine.

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Landlord in court after office tenant fell through fire escape

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A landlord has been fined after a man suffered fractured vertebrae when he fell through a faulty fire escape to evade intruders.

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Free Mobile Working Seminar – Bradford, 4 March 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

This free Bradford Area Occupational Health and Safety Forum this seminar will examine the traditional risks of mobile working. Covering such areas as Health related implications, MSD issues and Ergonomic equipment plus talks by guest speakers.

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Cambridgeshire farming firm in court following wetland deaths

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Cambridgeshire farming partnership has been sentenced following the death of a student who was undertaking pest and predator control work at Kingfishers Bridge Wetland in Wicken.

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Beyond Safety Culture: Improving behaviours in your organisation – Aberdeen, 3 June 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This seminar will equip you with an awareness of: Safety Climate Tool, how to incorporate it into a wider behavioural change programme, developing organisational and individual interventions, importance of leadership and worker engagement. Updated seminar date changed from 5 March, now taking place on Tuesday 3 June 2014.

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Metal firm owner sentenced for lead exposure failures

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The owner of a Nottinghamshire alloy firm has been sentenced for failing to protect workers from the risks of lead poisoning after three employees became seriously ill.

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HSE/DECC Offshore Directive Consultation Events – February and March 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

If you want to learn more about the approach to transition and to be actively involved in the implementation of the new offshore Directive, HSE and The Department of Energy and Climate Change are running two events for industry, workforce and other interested parties. Aberdeen 26 February and London 17 March 2014.

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Engaging Arboricultural Contractors Safety and Health Awareness Day – Stonleigh, 18 March 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

The programme (one full day), will comprise presentations and practical demonstrations covering a broad range of topics, including Health and Safety Regulations, training and certification and safe use of chainsaws during tree work.

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Consultation on proposal to extend head-protection exemption to turban-wearing Sikhs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HSE is proposing to make an amendment to extend the exemption in the Employment Act 1989, S11 so that turban wearing Sikhs in any industry will be exempt from the need to wear head-protection. Consultation began on 27 January 2014 and will end on 7 February 2014.

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Leeds firm in court after trainee’s electric shock

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Leeds firm has been fined for safety failings after a trainee technician needed skin grafts after receiving an electric shock while using unsafe testing equipment.

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Firm sentenced after teenage apprentice crushed to death

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Sunderland-based marine engineering firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage apprentice was crushed and killed by a piece of machinery weighing almost a tonne.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Carbon parts company fined over lorry driver’s death

Friday, January 17, 2014

A lorry driver was crushed and killed by heavy graphite parts after being allowed to unload his vehicle in a dangerous manner, a court has heard.

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Anonymised summary and analysis of feedback for HFO Consultative Document CD262

Friday, January 17, 2014

HSE held a six-week public consultation on the draft COMAH Regulations between September and October 2013. Feedback summary and analysis is now available.

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Norfolk sawmill sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Norfolk sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a teenage worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was dragged into unguarded machinery.

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Pneumonia vaccination for employees exposed to welding and metal fume

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guidance to employers who are considering offering the pneumonia vaccine (PPV) for employees exposed to welding or metal fume who may be at risk of pneumococcal lobar pneumonia.

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Estate fined £140,000 after forestry worker killed whilst tree felling

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Buccleuch Estates Limited has been fined for health and safety failings after a worker died during tree felling operations at Bogrie Wood near Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries.

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Kent building firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Kent building maintenance company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he fell through a fragile garage roof at a site in Bexley.

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Firm in court after teenager’s arm crushed in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Sheffield teenager with a temporary job at a major glass recycling firm in West Yorkshire had his arm crushed when it was drawn into the unguarded danger zone of a machine, a court has heard.

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