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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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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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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Bedfordshire vets in court after workers exposed to harmful drugs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Bedfordshire veterinary firm has been fined after workers were potentially exposed to harmful substances found in animal chemotherapy drugs prepared at the veterinary practice over a four year period. 

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New figures show all time low in fatal injuries to workers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New figures released today indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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