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Consultation opens on plans to simplify petrol legislation

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an eight-week consultation on plans to simplify and modernise legislation on the storage of petroleum. 

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Proposals to remove twelve legislative measures – Analysis of responses to public consultation

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Summary and analysis of consultation responses to HSE’s proposals to remove twelve legislative measures.

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Demolition company sentenced after worker severely injured on first day

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Nottinghamshire demolition company has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a falling excavator bucket on his first day on site.

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L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction, those on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). This revised publication includes the Regulations in full, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

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Revised guidance to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new help for employers on how to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers.

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Consultation on REACH – Dichloromethane paint-strippers

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This consultation seeks views on an amendment to the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008, on a proposal to allow for the continued use of paint-strippers containing the substance dichloromethane (DCM), under certain conditions.

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Cobalt and you: Working with cobalt – are you at risk? (INDG442)

Friday, November 1, 2013

This leaflet is for people who work with cobalt and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Beryllium and you: Working with beryllium – are you at risk? (INDG311 revised)

Friday, November 1, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with beryllium and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Benzene and you: Working with benzene – are you at risk? (INDG329 revised)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with benzene. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Arsenic and you: Working with arsenic – are you at risk? (INDG441)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This leaflet is for people who work with arsenic and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Health and safety statistics 2012/13

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Numbers of people killed, injured or made unwell by work in 2012/13

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Public consultation – Genetically Modified Organisms

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Views sought on proposal to consolidate the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000 and the three amending Regulations of 2002, 2005 and 2010. Consultation period ends on 20 December 2013.

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Chromium and you: Working with chromium – are you at risk? (INDG346 revised)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with chromium and its inorganic compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Nickel and you: Working with nickel – are you at risk? (INDG351 revised)

Monday, October 28, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with nickel and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Safety failings led to fractured skull for new worker

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Driffield roofing company has appeared in court for safety failings after a young worker suffered a fractured skull just weeks after being hired.

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Fruit company in court after three workers injured

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Essex-based firm has been fined for repeated safety failings following three separate incidents in which workers were injured after becoming trapped in machinery.

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Chemical company fined after worker injured by fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Dumfries company has been fined for safety failings after a 70 year-old worker fell more than four metres from a ladder at the firm’s animal-rendering plant in Motherwell.

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Firm fined after 200 put at asbestos risk

Monday, October 14, 2013

A North East glass firm has been fined after potentially exposing nearly 200 workers and visitors to dangerous asbestos fibres at its Consett premises.

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Air conditioning firm fined after apprentice falls through ceiling

Monday, October 14, 2013

An air conditioning company has been fined after an apprentice engineer broke his arm when he fell three metres through a fragile plasterboard ceiling.

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Revised young people guidance

Monday, October 14, 2013

HSE has published revised young people guidance. This includes a section with particular focus on work experience and will help organisers and employers to put in place simple and straightforward processes for arranging and managing placements. Investing time now will help to save wasting time on unnecessary paperwork.

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