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HSE prosecution announcement

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd, and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd that they will be prosecuted in relation to three incidents that took place during the construction of th…

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Volvo sentenced for worker fall

Monday, December 5, 2016

The national truck, bus and plant division of Volvo has been fined £900,000 after one of their workers fell and suffered head injuries.

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Company fined after teenage work experience person injured

Friday, December 2, 2016

A supplier of industrial equipment based in Newcastle has been fined after a work experience person on their first was injured.

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HSE invites leaders in health & safety and HR to the Stress Summit 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The HSE Stress Summit 2017 is set to take place in London on Thursday 16 March, sign up to attend now.

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Hospital fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

Monday, November 28, 2016

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £366,000 after the death of a patient on a specialist dementia ward.

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NHS trust fined following patients death

Friday, November 25, 2016

A South West NHS trust has been fined £200,000 after a patient fell to their death from a window.

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Ejector seat manufacturer fined £800,000 for failing to protect workers’ health

Friday, November 25, 2016

An Uxbridge manufacturer of ejector seats has been fined £800,000 after three workers developed debilitating lung conditions.

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Car component firm fined after multiple back injuries to workers

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A car component manufacturer has been sentenced after six workers experienced back injuries from repeatedly lifting heavy car engine parts by hand.

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Construction company fined after worker fell 6 meters

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Derbyshire based engineering construction company has been prosecuted after a worker fell and suffered severe injuries.

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Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

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RR1078 – The use of vehicle structure in load securing on heavy goods vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report assesses the legislation applicable to the transport of goods in the UK under both road traffic and health and safety at work legislation. It assesses the guidance available to operators and consignors and the methods of securing loads that are commonly-used at present.

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RR1079 – Access to and work on flatbed vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a multi-disciplinary, mixed-method approach to research on this topic, comprising both quantitative and qualitative analysis, undertaken to establish contributory factors to incidents and areas of concern when accessing or working on flatbed vehicles.

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RR1080 – A study of the generic safety-integrity requirements of fairground rides

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a number of quantitative risk assessments applied to three diverse fairground ride types in order to provide an indication of appropriate Safety Integrity Levels for these generic types of ride and to illustrate an approach that may be used to determine these SILs.

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Council fined £250,000 for not protecting workers health

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanet District Council has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injured after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV).

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Worker injures hand in printing press

Friday, November 18, 2016

A seal and label producing company based in Kent has been fined after a worker Injured his hand in a printing press.

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Company fined after workers fall into pulping machine

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A maintenance company has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling 7 metres.

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Chemical company fined £3mil after the release of toxic vapour cloud on two separate occasions

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A chemical company was sentenced today after a worker was killed and one left with life changing injuries when they were overcome by a toxic vapour cloud.

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Residential care home fined after resident choked to death

Monday, November 7, 2016

A care home based in Fleet, Hampshire has been fined after an elderly resident who had difficulties swallowing choked to death on food which had not been cut up.

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Employee dies after collapse of waste material covers him

Monday, November 7, 2016

A Kent-based waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee died when wasted material collapsed on top of him.

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CRD: Operator, Resident/Bystander and Worker Exposure Workshop – York, 15 Dec 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

This course will provide training and updated guidance relating to the assessment of exposure to operators, residents / bystanders and workers in risk assessment for plant protection products.

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