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Geoffrey Podger and Judith Donovan at Expo 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

HSE board member Judith Donovan opened the Safety & Health Expo 2010 at the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 11th May.

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NHS Trust fined £75,000 after drug mix-up kills nurse hours after giving birth

Monday, May 17, 2010

An NHS Trust has been fined after a mother who had just given birth died when she was given the wrong drug.

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Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) meeting minutes

Monday, May 17, 2010

Minutes of the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum meeting on held 28th January 2010 at EU Skills, Solihull, West Midlands.

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“True to your own values”: Judith Hackitt in Sunday Times

Monday, May 17, 2010

‘You must be true to your own values’ says HSE Chair Judith Hackitt, in this week’s Leading Edge column in the Sunday Times.

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The Safe Isolation of Plant & Equipment – Workshop – Cardiff

Monday, May 17, 2010

Following on from a successful initiative in the Midlands, HSE are holding a free workshop covering the Safe Mechanical

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Businesses urged to take proper precautions after worker suffers serious back injuries in fall

Friday, May 14, 2010

Businesses are being urged to take proper precautions when their staff work at height after a West Yorkshire worker sustained serious back injuries when he plunged more than three metres from a terrace retaining wall on a construction site.

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£7,000 fine after worker crushed in building collapse

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fines totalling £7,000 have been issued after part of an office block being built in Kirkham collapsed, seriously injuring one worker.

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White van safety roadshow follows deaths

Friday, May 14, 2010

A white van with a difference will set off on a two-week safety tour of major construction sites in the region on Monday 17 May.

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Company fined after MDF boards fall injures worker

Friday, May 14, 2010

An Essex-based shop fitting and joinery company was today fined £2,667 and required to pay costs of £2,460.80, after an employee’s legs were crushed.

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Quick reference factsheet to guide retailers on asbestos

Friday, May 14, 2010

Retailers are being sent a quick reference factsheet to help them understand their legal responsibilities on asbestos to ensure their workers, customers or any contractors are protected from exposure.

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Marketing and Communications Manager vacancy details

Friday, May 14, 2010

Job vacancy details are now available for the post within the Health and Safety Laboratory, based in Harpur Hill, Buxton, as a Marketing and Communications Manager. Closing date Thursday 27th May. View Marketing and Communications Manager job details

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Shattered Lives survey

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Your opinion counts – help us improve the Shattered Lives website by completing a short survey. Shattered Lives – Website visitor survey

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Lincoln College fined after window cleaner falls from roof

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lincoln College has today been fined £1,500 after a window cleaner fell four metres – suffering broken ribs and a serious back injury.

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Telford firm fined £75,000 after worker suffers serious head injury

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HSE has prosecuted a Telford confectionery company after a worker’s head was hit with a one tonne force.

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Fishing boat firm fined following electrician’s fall

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Scarborough fishing boat operator was today prosecuted after an electrician suffered serious injuries when he fell from a ladder while aboard the company’s boat.

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Pesticide approvals for April 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

These documents give details, month-by-month, of new products that have gained approval via the HSE, and amendments to existing approvals.

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Safe systems of work essential after contractor injured at Aberthaw Power Station

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Welsh company has been prosecuted after a worker was injured by compressed air.

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Woodworking – safety videos

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The woodworking industry has one of the highest accident rates in manufacturing, most of which caused by contact with moving machinery.

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New ‘one stop shop’ website for landlords on domestic gas safety

Monday, May 10, 2010

All the information landlords need to meet their legal duties on domestic gas is now available in one place with the launch of a new website.

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Greater Manchester roofers warned over safety

Monday, May 10, 2010

Building firms in Greater Manchester are being urged to improve safety standards after nearly 180 formal warnings about work at height were issued last year.

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