HSE RSS feeds » Workers http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:17:23 +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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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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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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Self-employed workers – changes to health and safety law http://www.hse.gov.uk/self-employed/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/self-employed/index.htm#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:30:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49201 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/workers-serious-injuries-after-arms-entangled-in-machine/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/workers-serious-injuries-after-arms-entangled-in-machine/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:32:56 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/workers-serious-injuries-after-arms-entangled-in-machine/6770 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/03/workers-serious-injuries-after-arms-entangled-in-machine/feed/ 0