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Category: Workers

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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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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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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Self-employed workers – changes to health and safety law

Thursday, August 20, 2015

From 1 October 2015, if you are self-employed and your work activity poses no potential risk to the health and safety of other workers or members of the public, then health and safety law will not apply to you.

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Worker’s serious injuries after arms entangled in machine

Friday, July 3, 2015

A worker’s arms were entangled in a high-powered lathe, causing serious injuries, because safety systems on the machine had been defeated.

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