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Stockport company fined after worker’s legs set alight

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Stockport shot blasting company has been fined after a worker was scarred for life when his legs were set on fire.

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‘Keeping Alive – Borders church minister backs safety message for Scotland’s farmers’

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Borders minister is urging farmers in his parish and throughout Scotland to come home safely from their fields as he lends his support to HSE’s ‘Make the Promise’ campaign.

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RR777 – A review of workplace transport safety and HSE commissioned work on manual handling and delivery of goods

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This report presents the results of a literature review in the areas of workplace transport safety and manual handling and delivery of goods.

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Fourth quarter 2009 statement of nuclear incidents at nuclear installations

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A statement on incidents at nuclear installations in Britain which meet Ministerial reporting criteria is reported to the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and

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Adventure activities licensing – additional guidance

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Additional general inspector guidance notes:

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Fatal injuries in farming forestry and horticulture 2008/09

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Figures published by the Health and Safety Executive in its report, ‘Fatal injuries in farming, forestry and horticulture 2008/09′ show that 30 people were killed as a result

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Serious incidents involving agency workers

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This revised Local Authority Circular requires enforcement officers to inform the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) about serious incidents at work

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Shattered Lives – Simple mistakes can shatter lives

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Your actions could stop them happening, you might think you’re doing everything you can to prevent slips, trips and falls in your workplace, but everyone could do a lot more.

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HSE calls for careful driving in depots

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

HSE is warning both employers and drivers about the consequences of not taking reasonable care for the safety of others after a council employee was killed.

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Prosecution follows worker’s life-changing injuries

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Sheffield painting company has been fined £2,000 after a worker’s seven-metre fall caused life-changing injuries.

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Crane manufacturer fined following near-miss in Sheffield

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A crane manufacturer and supplier was today (8 February) fined £10,000 after an electric overhead moving crane dropped a load, narrowly avoiding the crane operator.

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Construction Infonet – January 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Construction Infonet is a free e-Bulletin from HSE for the construction industry, this issue: The notification of conventional tower cranes regulations 2010 – guidance for dutyholders, Bogus letter – corporate manslaughter…

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Consultation on implementing European pesticides legislation

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This consultation is being carried out by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of HSE on behalf of Defra.

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Stress case studies

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Four new case studies have been added: Prolix initiative, North Lanarkshire Council – Housing and social work services,

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Slips, trips & falls leaves 180 Oxfordshire workers with major injuries

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Slip, trip and fall incidents in the workplace led to 180 Oxfordshire workers suffering major injuries last year, HSE warned today as it launched a hard-hitting campaign.

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Administrator – vacancy

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Job vacancy details are now available for the post within the Nuclear Directorate (ND), based in Cheltenham as an Administrator.

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Slips, trips & falls cause 251 major injuries to workers in Surrey

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Slip, trip and fall incidents in the workplace caused 251 major injuries to workers in Surrey last year, HSE warned today as it launched a hard-hitting campaign.

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Slips, trips & falls caused more than 350 major injuries to workers in Sussex

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Slip, trip and fall incidents in the workplace caused 350 major injuries to workers in Sussex and cost one person their life last year, HSE warned today as it launched a hard-hitting campaign.

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Illegal gas fitter fined for putting Reading residents at risk

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ian Duncan Robinson; an unregistered gas fitter from Reading has been fined a total of £3,500 after pleading guilty to

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Safety bulletin – health and social care providers

Monday, February 8, 2010

Alerting health and social care providers to potential risks to service users likely to self-hoist and transfer without the assistance of a carer(s).

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