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SMT agenda, minutes and papers for 2 June 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Senior Management Team agenda, minutes and papers for the meeting held on 2 June 2010, are now available.

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Woodworking health topics – manual handling

Friday, July 16, 2010

What you need to know – Most injuries in the woodworking and furniture industry are caused during manual handling activities.

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Steeplejack seriously injured after fall from bell chamber

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Grantham firm has today been fined £6,600 after one of its workers fell more than six metres to the ground – suffering five cracked vertebra, a broken pelvis and serious internal injuries.

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Firm fined after man has top of finger amputated

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Newcastle-under-Lyme company appeared in court yesterday (14 July) after one of its workers had part of a finger amputated while working on a rubber conveying machine.

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Safety notice – Risks associated with working on or near lamp columns with non-standard roots during excavation works

Thursday, July 15, 2010

In February 2010 a young child was killed and a woman injured when a lamp column fell on them. The lamp column fell outside the boundary of a site where street works were taking place.

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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The agenda and papers from the 96th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS) held on 12 July 2010 are now available.

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HSE publications translated – Information and advice in world languages

Thursday, July 15, 2010

HSE welcomes people of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds to its web site.

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Better Gas Safe than sorry – Always check the card

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer and always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.

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Courtroom drama for construction industry

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Local construction firm managers are being invited to attend a mock trial (22 July) to help them understand how important good health and safety is, by seeing first hand what can happen when things go wrong and a worker is injured.

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Car wash firm failed to protect workers

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

An Essex car wash company was today fined for failing to purchase compulsory insurance to protect its employees.

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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The minutes from the 95th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS) held on 12 April 2010 are now available.

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Worker suffers multiple injuries at barn

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Three men have been fined at total of £5,000 after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell eight metres through a barn roof in Greater Manchester.

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Letter from joint chairs of HELA to Directors of Environmental Health/Chief Environmental Health Officers

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July’s HELA  letter from the joint chairs of HELA to Directors of Environmental Health/Chief Environmental Health

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Local Authority Circular – Guidance for other people to accompany enforcement officers on site

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The purpose of this circular is to provide general advice on dealing with the situation of authorising others to accompany an enforcement officer on a visit.

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Caerphilly engineering company fined after workers’ fingers severed

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Worker at a Caerphilly company suffered serious injuries after his fingers were severed in an unguarded machine, a court has heard.

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HSE Podcast – How offshore drilling is regulated

Monday, July 12, 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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Rise in farm deaths shows HSE is right to drive home message

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Scotsman Business section, 12 July 2010

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FAQs – What is the maximum/minimum temperature in the workplace?

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 lay down particular requirements for most aspects of the working environment.

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Two leading health and safety figures awarded engineering fellowship

Monday, July 12, 2010

Two leading figures from HSE have been awarded a prestigious fellowship for their work within the engineering industry.

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HSE formalises safety partnership with British Sugar

Friday, July 9, 2010

HSE has today formalised a longstanding partnership with British Sugar aimed at reducing accident and ill-health risks in the workplace.

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