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Edinburgh council fined £14,000 for asbestos failures that put workers at risk

Friday, November 13, 2009

Edinburgh Council has today (11 November) been fined £14,000 after 14 of its employees, were potentially exposed to asbestos while carrying out refurbishment work.

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Risk leadership and organisational type

Friday, November 13, 2009

The anecdotal experience of new entrants in the UK offshore industry is that they are not, as a group, safer or less safe than established organisations.

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Risk assessment and policy statement

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The template has been designed to be used along with the example risk assessments and a new example health and safety policy.

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Pet food company fined after three injured in explosion

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A pet food manufacturer has been ordered to pay £29,271 today after three workers were seriously injured by an offal cooker explosion in Cumbria.

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Validation of the Shallow Water model “SPLOT” against experimental data on bund overtopping

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The objective of this work was to validate SPreading Liquid Over Terrain (SPLOT), LSMS and OVERTOP against experimental bund overtopping data,

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Fife farmers urged to sign up for safety event

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Farmers from across Fife are being encouraged to attend an event that will arm them with the advice they need to make their farms safe places to work and help reduce accidents.

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South West Scotland farmers urged to sign up for safety event

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Farmers from across Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to attend an event that will arm them with the advice they need to make their farms safe places to work and help reduce accidents.

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Pesticide approvals for October 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New products and amendments to existing products that have gained approval via the HSE during October 2009.

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OIAC agenda

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The agenda for the meeting of the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee (OIAC) on 11 November 2009 is now available.

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Review of occupational hygiene reports on suitability of RPE

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This report provides an evidence-base for factors influencing the use (or non-use) of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) in the workplace

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HSE warns of dangers of using unregistered gas fitters

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The HSE has warned of the dangers of using unregistered gas fitters after a Lincolnshire plumber carried out work which posed a risk to public safety.

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Diversity – Single Equality Scheme

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Views sought on a single equality scheme 2010  – 13. This scheme expalins how HSE plans to meet its statutory duties to promote equality for all groups in society.

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Speeches by Judith Hackitt

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Notes are now available for the following speeches:

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Companies fined after fatal concrete collapse at Heathrow Terminal 5

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Two construction companies have today been fined £105,000 after one man died and another was seriously injured when a concrete slab collapsed at Heathrow Airport in 2005,

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HSE consults on EU artificial light regulations

Monday, November 9, 2009

HSE has today released a consultation document outlining how it plans to implement a European Union (EU) Directive to protect workers from hazardous sources of artificial light.

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Asbestos: The Hidden Killer – HSE Podcast

Monday, November 9, 2009

In this episode: HSE’s Steve Coldrick talks about the Asbestos – the Hidden Killer campaign.

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HSE warns illegal gas fitters will be punished in court

Monday, November 9, 2009

HSE is warning illegal gas fitters that their dangerous and potentially life threatening behaviour will not be tolerated.

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Asbestos dangers on timetable for trainee tradesmen in Aberdeen

Friday, November 6, 2009

The dangers of asbestos were on the timetable for trainee tradesmen at Aberdeen College this week with a special session led by an expert from HSE.

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Fine after driver’s arm amputated during Kent delivery

Friday, November 6, 2009

A stone company has been fined after a delivery driver had to have his left arm amputated when slabs, weighing 220 kilograms each, fell on him.

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Hidden killer message taken to key trade show

Friday, November 6, 2009

The dangers of asbestos will be amongst the workplace hazards and health issues under the spotlight at the National Painting and Decoration Show in Coventry next week (11-12 November).

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