HSE RSS feeds » Agriculture http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58146 Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos.  The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated.  There is more emphasis on the importance of appropriate information, instruction and training. The sheets now indicate whether specific tasks are likely to be Non-Licensed or Notifiable Non-Licensed work (or when work requires the services of a licensed contractor).  A revised edition of the hard copy priced publication, HSG210, will be available at a later date.

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HSE Chair, Martin Temple, talks about his personal connection to farming in support of National Farm Safety Week http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-chair-martin-temple-talks-about-his-personal-connection-to-farming-in-support-of-national-farm-safety-week/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-chair-martin-temple-talks-about-his-personal-connection-to-farming-in-support-of-national-farm-safety-week/#comments Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:27:33 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-chair-martin-temple-talks-about-his-personal-connection-to-farming-in-support-of-national-farm-safety-week/10932 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/07/20/hse-chair-martin-temple-talks-about-his-personal-connection-to-farming-in-support-of-national-farm-safety-week/feed/ 0 Company and contractor fined after member struck by fencing wire http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-and-contractor-fined-after-member-struck-by-fencing-wire/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-and-contractor-fined-after-member-struck-by-fencing-wire/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:10:54 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-and-contractor-fined-after-member-struck-by-fencing-wire/10842 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/06/14/company-and-contractor-fined-after-member-struck-by-fencing-wire/feed/ 0 Partnership fined following death of long-serving farm manager http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/partnership-fined-following-death-of-long-serving-farm-manager/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/partnership-fined-following-death-of-long-serving-farm-manager/#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:56:28 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/partnership-fined-following-death-of-long-serving-farm-manager/10568 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/20/partnership-fined-following-death-of-long-serving-farm-manager/feed/ 0 Health and safety events focus on sectors http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/health-and-safety-events-focus-on-sectors-2/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/health-and-safety-events-focus-on-sectors-2/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:59:21 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/health-and-safety-events-focus-on-sectors-2/10578 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/15/health-and-safety-events-focus-on-sectors/feed/ 0 Norfolk farming company fined after death of worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/norfolk-farming-company-fined-after-death-of-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/norfolk-farming-company-fined-after-death-of-worker/#comments Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:51:48 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/norfolk-farming-company-fined-after-death-of-worker/10534 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/10/norfolk-farming-company-fined-after-death-of-worker/feed/ 0 RR1083 – Risks to respiratory health in the grain industry http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1083.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1083.htm#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:09:59 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52699 A detailed literature search was carried out to summarise evidence about respiratory disease caused by exposure to grain dust. The conclusion of this review is that the damaging effects of grain dust on the respiratory tract are accumulative and occur at high concentrations of exposure.

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Drunk farmer imprisoned for killing young boy while driving tractor http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/drunk-farmer-imprisoned-for-killing-young-boy-while-driving-tractor/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/drunk-farmer-imprisoned-for-killing-young-boy-while-driving-tractor/#comments Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:11:19 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/drunk-farmer-imprisoned-for-killing-young-boy-while-driving-tractor/10257 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/12/13/drunk-farmer-imprisoned-for-killing-young-boy-while-driving-tractor/feed/ 0 Council fined £250,000 for not protecting workers health http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/council-fined-250000-for-not-protecting-workers-health/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/council-fined-250000-for-not-protecting-workers-health/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:30:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/council-fined-250000-for-not-protecting-workers-health/10141 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/11/18/council-fined-250000-for-not-protecting-workers-health/feed/ 0 Farm fined for unlawful use of dangerous poison http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-fined-for-unlawful-use-of-dangerous-poison/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-fined-for-unlawful-use-of-dangerous-poison/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:00:44 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-fined-for-unlawful-use-of-dangerous-poison/9669 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/09/22/farm-fined-for-unlawful-use-of-dangerous-poison/feed/ 0 HSE jobs – Trainee Inspectors of Health and Safety – National http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/trainee-inspectors/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/trainee-inspectors/index.htm#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:30:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52230 The current recruitment for trainee inspectors is closed, however, see if you could be right for the role?”

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Farm prosecuted following death of young worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-prosecuted-following-death-of-young-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-prosecuted-following-death-of-young-worker/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:32:55 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-prosecuted-following-death-of-young-worker/9521 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/08/22/farm-prosecuted-following-death-of-young-worker/feed/ 0 London borough council fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/london-borough-council-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/london-borough-council-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2016 10:03:15 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/london-borough-council-fined-for-safety-failings/9259 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/07/06/london-borough-council-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 Annual workplace fatality statistics published http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/annual-workplace-fatality-statistics-published/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/annual-workplace-fatality-statistics-published/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:00:02 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/annual-workplace-fatality-statistics-published/9240 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/07/06/annual-workplace-fatality-statistics-published/feed/ 0 Horticultural firm fined over multiple safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/horticultural-firm-fined-over-multiple-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/horticultural-firm-fined-over-multiple-safety-failings/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:00:16 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/horticultural-firm-fined-over-multiple-safety-failings/9232 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/27/horticultural-firm-fined-over-multiple-safety-failings/feed/ 0 Wear helmets on quad bikes, pleads farm safety chief http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/wear-helmets-on-quad-bikes-pleads-farm-safety-chief/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/wear-helmets-on-quad-bikes-pleads-farm-safety-chief/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:05:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/wear-helmets-on-quad-bikes-pleads-farm-safety-chief/9211 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/20/wear-helmets-on-quad-bikes-pleads-farm-safety-chief/feed/ 0 Farm labourer struck by falling tree http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-labourer-struck-by-falling-tree/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-labourer-struck-by-falling-tree/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:35:35 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-labourer-struck-by-falling-tree/9177 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/02/farm-labourer-struck-by-falling-tree/feed/ 0 Worker loses all fingers and thumb in machinery http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-loses-all-fingers-and-thumb-in-machinery/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-loses-all-fingers-and-thumb-in-machinery/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 13:55:36 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-loses-all-fingers-and-thumb-in-machinery/9074 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/13/worker-loses-all-fingers-and-thumb-in-machinery/feed/ 0 Farm SHAD – Bluith Wells, 26 May 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/diary.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/diary.htm#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:00:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51542 Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards faced by farmers, farming families and workers and provide an excellent opportunity for those working on farms to get practical advice. Attendance is free – register now.

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Family partnership fined after worker fell through skylight http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/family-partnership-fined-after-worker-fell-through-skylight/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/family-partnership-fined-after-worker-fell-through-skylight/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:35:04 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/family-partnership-fined-after-worker-fell-through-skylight/8745 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/03/14/family-partnership-fined-after-worker-fell-through-skylight/feed/ 0