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Category: Guidance

Health & safety for disabled people – Key points to remember

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Health and safety is, on occasions, used as a false excuse to justify discriminating against disabled workers, HSE is committed to tackling this. This guidance is for you whether you are in work or looking for work.

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Ports – A quick guide to health and safety

Friday, February 10, 2012

Work at ports takes place throughout the day and night and in all types of weather, you may be dealing with a whole range of cargoes and working alongside a wide variety of people, including some who don’t speak English. How this guide can help you, it highlights the main hazards found in ports and […]

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Vehicles at work – Interactive case studies

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HSE has put together some ‘before-and-after’ interactive case studies to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in the workplace. They are all based on events that our inspectors have reported.

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Publications eBulletin – Subscribe for free

Friday, February 3, 2012

Subscribe to the publications eBulletin and receive free regular emails about new or updated publications.

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L73 – A guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

Thursday, February 2, 2012

This publication is a detailed guide to The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR). This edition provides information about the updated Regulations, which will, subject to parliamentary approval, come into force from 6 April 2012.

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Lung diseases – Causes of extrinsic allergic alveolitis

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) refers to a group of lung diseases that can develop after exposure to certain substances. The name describes the origin and the nature of these diseases, symptoms can include: fever, cough, worsening breathlessness and weight loss.

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Fire and explosion – Simple guide to dangerous substances

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Each year people are injured at work by flammable substances accidentally catching fire or exploding.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Herefordshire safety event after thumbs up

Monday, January 30, 2012

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free safety awareness event in Herefordshire to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Keeping in touch with HSE – Subscribe for free news and updates by email or RSS

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Subscribe for free email newsletters and notifications – news and updates on a wide range of health and safety topics and industries. Instant updates via RSS feeds – latest news and updates about workplace health and safety in your industry or topic.

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Health and safety made simple – The basics for your business

Monday, January 23, 2012

If you think health and safety has to be complicated – it doesn’t. This site will make it easier for you to comply with the law and manage health and safety in your business.

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OSHCR: Find a consultant – Fast accessible and proportionate advice

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) is now open to the public. OSHCR is a register of consultants who can offer general advice to UK businesses to help them manage health and safety risks.

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Scotland’s apprentice tradesmen get to grips with hidden killer

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A new training initiative was launched in Scotland this week which aims to save the lives of tradesmen across the country.

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Nuclear Project Assessment Report (PAR) – Sizewell B

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

PAR for (EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd) Sizewell B [Nuclear Site Licence 63], now available online.

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Joint regulatory guidance on radioactive waste management – Revised documents published

Monday, December 12, 2011

Guidance on radioactive waste management has been updated as a result of comments received since February 2010. Revised documents published November 2011.

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Safety notice – Provision of key clinical information on laboratory specimen request forms

Friday, December 9, 2011

Recent investigations have identified there has been lack of sufficient relevant clinical details being provided on specimen request forms. This has resulted in samples being handled at the wrong biological containment level with resulting increased risk of infection to laboratory staff.

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Safety notice – Use of Mobile Phone “Expert XP-Ex-1″ in potentially explosive atmospheres

Friday, December 9, 2011

The European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) requires Member States to prohibit the placing on the market and withdrawal from the market of mobile phone “Expert XP-Ex-1″ manufactured by Intrinsic Safety specialists, Netherlands.

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Explosives – Safeguarding plans

Thursday, December 8, 2011

This page contains information about safeguarding plans for the storage of explosives on works sites.

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More than one in three basement construction projects show serious safety failings

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors took enforcement action on more than a third of sites visited during an initiative to improve standards on basement construction sites.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Staffordshire safety event after thumbs up

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free safety awareness event in Staffordshire to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Devon farmers encouraged to attend Holsworthy safety event

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Devon farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Holsworthy to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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