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CRD – Two Day Efficacy Workshop – York, 11-12 Jan 2017

Monday, December 12, 2016

This course will provide an overview of all aspects of writing efficacy dossiers including Biological Assessment Dossiers (BADs) and draft Registration Reports (dRRs) to address European efficacy data requirements under the regulation (EC 1107/2009).

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RR1087 – Market surveillance of FFP3 disposable resirators

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Filtering Facepieces (FFPs) are disposable Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for protection against dusts, particles and aerosols. This report describes market surveillance testing of samples of ten FFP3 respirator models from ten different manufacturers that are available on the UK market.

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RR1086 – Noise risk as described in instructions supplied with printing machinery

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The printing industry uses a wide range of noisy machines that have the potential to damage workers’ hearing if the risks are not effectively managed. This report describes research that was carried out to assess the adequacy of the noise emission information provided in a sample of fifteen instruction manuals supplied by manufacturers of printing machinery.

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RR1076 – Spontaneous ignition of gas turbine lubricants at temperatures below their standard auto-ignition temperatures

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes research using a Spontaneous Combustion Calorimeter developed to study spontaneous ignition.

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RR1075 – Benefits of data management and data trending in the UK Continental Shelf oil and gas industry

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes research to identify the barriers to the take-up of data trending to support ageing and life extension (ALE) decision making, in order to identify issues that industry could address.

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RR1077 – Safe storage of wood pellet and wood chip fuel

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes a study, involving seven site visits, to develop evidence to inform HSE engagement with the industry on the prevention of carbon monoxide poisonings.

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HSE prosecution announcement

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd, and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd that they will be prosecuted in relation to three incidents that took place during the construction of th…

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Birkenhead Shipbuilder fined £400,000 for safety failings

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Birkenhead ship builder and repairer has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst carrying out repair work.

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Company fined after teenage work experience person injured

Friday, December 2, 2016

A supplier of industrial equipment based in Newcastle has been fined after a work experience person on their first was injured.

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Firm fined after worker fell into a tank

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Bedfordshire-based company has been fined after a worker suffered severe burns after falling into a planting tank.

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HSE signs up to become disability confident

Friday, December 2, 2016

HSE is marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities by signing up to become a disability confident employer.

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Waste disposal firm fined after worker loses leg

Friday, December 2, 2016

An Essex-based hazardous waste disposal company has been fined after a worker was crushed beneath a tracked excavator at a sorting and recycling site.

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HSE invites leaders in health & safety and HR to the Stress Summit 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The HSE Stress Summit 2017 is set to take place in London on Thursday 16 March, sign up to attend now.

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Hospital fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

Monday, November 28, 2016

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £366,000 after the death of a patient on a specialist dementia ward.

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Real estate company fined for safety failings

Friday, November 25, 2016

A real estate company in Oxfordshire has been fined for failing to manage asbestos on their premises following a fire.

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NHS trust fined following patients death

Friday, November 25, 2016

A South West NHS trust has been fined £200,000 after a patient fell to their death from a window.

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Car component firm fined after multiple back injuries to workers

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A car component manufacturer has been sentenced after six workers experienced back injuries from repeatedly lifting heavy car engine parts by hand.

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Heinz beans ‘can song’ advert banned over injury fears

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lots of media coverage has appeared today relating to the Heinz baked beans ‘can song’ advert being banned by The Advertising Standards Authority as it ‘encouraged behaviour that prejudiced health and safety’. The advertising campaign has been banned from TV over fears that young viewers could copy the ‘can song’ and injure themselves on sharp empty tins.

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Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

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RR1078 – The use of vehicle structure in load securing on heavy goods vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report assesses the legislation applicable to the transport of goods in the UK under both road traffic and health and safety at work legislation. It assesses the guidance available to operators and consignors and the methods of securing loads that are commonly-used at present.

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