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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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Health Protection Agency exposed staff to E.coli

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has today been fined for exposing several employees to the risk of infection of E. coli O157.

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REACH Bitesize guides

Friday, July 9, 2010

REACH bitesize guides are a set of leaflets produced by the UK Competent Authority intended to cover the key issues of various aspects of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH).

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HSE Scotland eBulletin newsletter – subscribe today

Friday, July 9, 2010

Subscribe to the HSE Scotland eBulletin and receive the latest news and information for free straight to your email inbox.

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Managing the segregation and isolation of potable water systems on offshore installations

Friday, July 9, 2010

This information sheet provides guidance on the specification, assessment, and management of process or non-potable interfaces to the domestic potable water supply.

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London 2012 Games – HSE and the health and safety legacy

Friday, July 9, 2010

How the Health and Safety Executive is working with others to make the London 2012 Games the safest on record.

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Workforce Involvement Group (WIG) pages relaunched

Friday, July 9, 2010

Workforce Involvement Group (WIG) looks specifically at ways in which to increase offshore worker involvement in health and safety matters by:

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Farmers urged to think safety ahead of flagship show

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Agriculture is officially the most dangerous industry in Britain, with proportionately more work-related deaths than in any other sector.

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July myth of the month – health and safety brings candyfloss to a sticky end

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The myth: Health and safety brings candyfloss to a sticky end. The reality: Come the summer sun and what tops off a great day out better than good, oldfashioned candyfloss?

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Foamed concrete explosion – HSE Investigation Concluded

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This document provides an update to information published by HSE on 3 December 2009 following an explosion in August 2009 involving foamed concrete in which two persons were injured.

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Newmarket event to help reduce death and injury in farming

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Around 300 farmers across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk will be attending a free event on Thursday 8 July 2010 aimed at helping reduce the number of deaths and injuries in agriculture.

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FAQs – How many first aiders do I require?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The findings of your first-aid needs assessment will help you decide how many first-aiders are required.

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Life saving work

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Challenging perceptions – what does health and safety really mean?

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Rochdale cleaner’s crush death prompts £140,000 fine

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Rochdale plastics manufacturer has been fined £140,000 after a Portuguese cleaner was crushed to death by a pallet of bags weighing nearly one and a half tonnes.

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Free safety support for Southampton businesses

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Businesses on industrial estates in and around Southampton are being invited to a special event to learn how they can benefit from free health and safety training and support.

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Safety Alert – Fatality caused by stacked boards collapse

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In a recent incident a worker was killed whilst he was helping to remove a board from a stack leaning against a wall. He lost control of the weight of the boards and they fell on him causing serious head injuries. In an earlier almost identical incident at another site a worker had his legs […]

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Review of CHaSPI

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The review of the Corporate Health and Safety Performance Index (CHaSPI), was undertaken in three phases from November 2008 to January 2009

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Company ordered to pay £75,000 after farm worker is crushed to death

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Farming and haulage company Pearn Wyatt & Son has been fined £21,000 with £54,000 costs after a 24-year-old agriculture worker was crushed to death on a farm in Norfolk.

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Evaluation of the simplified lifting operations and lifting equipment leaflet (LOLER)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This research covers all examinations of lifting equipment including inspection of the lifting mechanisms of forklift trucks.

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Company fined after worker hit by fork-lift truck

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A company has been prosecuted for health and safety failings after an employee was struck by a reversing fork-lift truck at its depot in Stevenage.

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