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Worker lost arm in unguarded farm machinery

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A worker employed to clear out an industrial chicken shed lost his arm after it became trapped in unguarded machinery.

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COSHH and your industry – How does it affect you?

Monday, March 26, 2012

How does Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) affect you in your industry? Select your industry to view key messages and how COSHH affects you.

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Agriculture FAQs – Training and Vocational Qualifications (VQs)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions on training requirements in agriculture.

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Countryside firm sentenced over strimmer death

Monday, March 12, 2012

A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four in Barrow-in-Furness, who was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.

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Safety summit aims to reduce forestry fatalities

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Safety champions and forestry industry leaders met this week to tackle the high rate of fatal and major injuries in the industry.

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Council fined after worker loses arm in wood chipper

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Durham County Council has been prosecuted for safety failings after a grounds-man’s arm was severed in a wood chipper machine.

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Leading horse trainer in court after worker’s fall

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The owner of racing stables in North Yorkshire has been prosecuted after a yard worker fell more than three metres through a skylight in a stable block.

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Fatal injuries in farming, forestry, horticulture and associated industries 2010/11

Monday, February 27, 2012

This report summarises the fatalities, investigated by inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive, reported in the agricultural sector in Britain between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011. It also highlights trends and indicates key points in fatalities involving employees, the self-employed and members of the public.

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Risk management – Online example assessments

Monday, February 20, 2012

The examples show how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment. If you can’t find your industry listed, pick the one closest to it and adapt it for your own workplace.

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COSHH – How does it affect you in your industry?

Friday, February 17, 2012

How does Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health affect you in your industry? – From this page select your industry to view key messages and how COSHH affects you.

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Vehicles at work – Interactive case studies

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HSE has put together some ‘before-and-after’ interactive case studies to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in the workplace. They are all based on events that our inspectors have reported.

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Lung diseases – Causes of extrinsic allergic alveolitis

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) refers to a group of lung diseases that can develop after exposure to certain substances. The name describes the origin and the nature of these diseases, symptoms can include: fever, cough, worsening breathlessness and weight loss.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Herefordshire safety event after thumbs up

Monday, January 30, 2012

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free safety awareness event in Herefordshire to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Tree work eBulletin

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keep up to date with the latest news and information on health and safety in the tree work industry, subscribe to a free regular email bulletin.

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Evesham firm fined for worker’s fall through glass roof

Thursday, January 5, 2012

An Evesham horticultural nursery has been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries and fractured his hand when he fell through a glasshouse roof.

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Brothers fined after farmworker run over by tractor

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A farmworker was severely injured after he was run over by a tractor which had a faulty handbrake.

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Lung diseases: Asthma – Trade specific information

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Listed are jobs with the highest rates of occupational asthma. Follow the relevant link to find top tips and advice on how to protect yourself in the workplace

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Leptospirosis: Are you at risk?

Friday, December 9, 2011

This pocket card explains what leptospirosis is, how you might catch it and ways to prevent it. It also explains what you should do if you do contract the disease.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Staffordshire safety event after thumbs up

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free safety awareness event in Staffordshire to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Devon farmers encouraged to attend Holsworthy safety event

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Devon farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Holsworthy to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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