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HSE Chair’s introduction and speech at the launch of European Campaign for Safe Maintenance

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s introduction and speech at the launch of European Campaign for Safe Maintenance, 21 June 2010

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RR817: Circumstances under which government guidance impacts on the actions of directors of corporate bodies

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This report presents a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) of the literature on circumstances under which government

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RR810 – Health surveillance – a time for change? Workshop proceedings 07/08 July 2009

Monday, June 28, 2010

HSE’s existing health surveillance (HS) guidance (HSG61) was last edited in 1999 and is in need of review. Delegates were assigned to one of three syndicate exercise groups.

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Reducing MSDs – HSE’s new ART tool – Workshops during 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the biggest cause of occupational ill health in the UK. HSE’s excellent new Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART) tool can be used to highlight risk factors, allowing practical steps to be taken to reduce the likelihood of injury.

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RR809 – Healthy workplaces Milton Keynes pilot: Evaluation findings

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Healthy Workplaces Milton Keynes (HWMK) pilot was a partnership between the Health and Safety Executive and Milton Keynes Council designed to test a modified version of the Workplace Health Connect model

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HSE Podcast – Offshore safety

Monday, June 28, 2010

In this episode: We talk to Tom McLaren from the Offshore Safety Team about how offshore drilling is regulated in the UK

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Improving health and safety in Scottish construction

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Scottish House Builders’ Health and Safety Forum held a Safety and Health Awareness Day on 02 June 2010.

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Worker left with amputated finger and cut hand

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Stourbridge carpentry company has today [Friday] been fined £3,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries to his hand while operating an unguarded machine.

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Oldham developer fined for putting lives at risk

Friday, June 25, 2010

An Oldham developer has been fined £2,000 after he ignored two formal safety warnings, putting the lives of local residents at risk.

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Farmers urged not to misuse telehandlers

Friday, June 25, 2010

Farmers are being reminded not to use the buckets of telehandlers to drive in fencing posts.

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Gas advice for landlords’ – dealing with tenants

Friday, June 25, 2010

What information do I have to give my tenants?

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Steering Group publishes leadership of health and safety report

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Steering Group overseeing an independent evaluation of measures taken to strengthen director leadership of health and safety has concluded its work and submitted its report to the Chair of the HSE Board.

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Offshore Industry Advisory Committee Minutes 23 March 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

The minutes from the meeting of the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee (OIAC) held on 23 March 2010 at Lord Cullen House, Aberdeen are now available.

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Teashack News – June 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

The June 2010 edition of the newsletter for offshore workers is now available. In this issue; safety on ageing offshore installations, corrosion study nears completion and much more.

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Final set of 2009 pesticide residue figures released

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Pesticide Residues Committee (PRC) today published its final quarterly report for food samples collected in 2009.

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School fruit and vegetables tested for pesticide residues

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Pesticide Residues Committee (PRC) today published findings from the Department of Health’s School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme for Autumn 2009.

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Two thirds of Scottish farms fail on quad bike safety

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Almost two thirds (62 per cent) of Scottish farms visited in an intensive inspection initiative were found not to be using All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), such as quad bikes, safely. The figures were released by HSE today (Thursday 24 June) – the opening day of the Royal Highland Show – following inspector visits to 58 […]

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Wolverhampton building firm puts workers and others at risk

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Wolverhampton company has been fined £6,600 for putting workers at risk of serious injury or even death, during a roof demolition.

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HSE Chair’s speech to North West Regional Association’s Health and Safety Conference

Thursday, June 24, 2010

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s speech to the North West Regional Association’s Health and Safety Conference, 17 June 2010.

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Agriculture eBulletin – free news and updates

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Subscribe to the agriculture ebulletin and receive free the latest news, safety alerts, machinery advice and updates straight to your email box.

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