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Safe Driver, Safe Vehicle, Safe Site – Harrogate, 24 June 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Help prevent accidents, assess and manage vehicle and driver safety – wherever you work. This free event, organised by the Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, is for any business that uses vehicles, on-site or on the public highway, for work.

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South Yorkshire recycling firm prosecuted over young worker’s injury

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Rotherham recycling firm has been sentenced over serious safety dangers on a conveyor after a 25-year-old worker had his arm broken in three places when it was drawn into unguarded machinery.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 1, 2015

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery.

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ISTR: Safe to Buy, Safe to Make, Safe to Use – Liverpool, 1 July 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The equipment used by scientists in our institutions may be purchased new or quite often modified or even built from scratch. BUT is it safe? Institute of Safety in Technology and Research AGM and Summer Symposium.

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Case 367 – Lady refused glass of water after fainting

Friday, May 29, 2015

A lady fainted whilst in a shop. She asked the shop staff for a drink of water but they told her this was not possible due to health and safety rules.

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Dangerous work at height leads to fine

Friday, May 29, 2015

A property company has been fined after workers were found working dangerously at height while demolishing buildings in Lancashire.

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London council in court after decade of ignoring asbestos risks

Friday, May 29, 2015

Waltham Forest borough council has been fined after it exposed members of staff and visiting contractors to the potentially lethal dangers of asbestos, which it knew to be present in the Town Hall basement.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – The challenges of getting the workplace health agenda right

Friday, May 29, 2015

We need to ensure that we tackle the right issues and in the right way.

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Quarrying company fined for ignoring advice

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Mold-based quarry firm has been fined for putting employees, contractors and delivery drivers at risk.

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Basement Initiative leads to prosecution for London construction firm

Thursday, May 28, 2015

London construction company Darma Limited has been fined over £13,000 after an unannounced inspection from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found dangerous conditions on a basement excavation site. 

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Case 366 – Pub refuse to serve scrambled eggs over safety concerns

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On ordering a cooked breakfast in their local pub, the enquirer was told they couldn’t replace fried egg with scrambled egg as this would involve using a microwave which can’t be done due to health and safety.

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Paper shredding company fined after worker suffers severe hand injuries

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shred-it Limited, of Foresters Green, Trafford Park, Manchester pleaded guilty to safety failings after an new employee was injured by a shredding machine.

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Derbyshire man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Derbyshire heating and plumbing engineer has been prosecuted for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives.

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Paper company in court

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Swanley firm that makes paper products has been prosecuted for allowing workers to bypass interlocked guards on machinery after one employee trapped his hand.

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BHSEA Meeting: Risk v Sacrifice – Myths and Realities, Birmingham, 8 June 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Afternoon meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association. Main presentation covers ‘the concept of reasonable practicability’ followed by second presentation on ‘leadership’.

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Construction small businesses encouraged to attend asbestos awareness safety event

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Free workshops are being run across Lancashire to help small businesses better prevent the risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Fall from scaffold leads to fines

Friday, May 22, 2015

A property development company, a roofer and a scaffolder have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries after falling nearly four metres from unsafe scaffolding.

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Court fines medical firm after two workers injured

Friday, May 22, 2015

A medical equipment manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured by dangerous parts of machinery in separate incidents at its premises in West Sussex.

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Case 365 – Students banned from attending school on their last day

Friday, May 22, 2015

A media article carried a story of a school banning sixth year students from attending on their last day, citing health and safety.

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